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Janie’s Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children and to generate financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective services available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse.

JANIE'S FUND GALA fundraiser over the years


In US , each year more than 500,000 children suffer from serious neglect each year, more than 100,000 children are beaten or physically abused, and 68,000 children are raped or sexually abused. One in 5 girls is sexually abused before they are 18 years old. Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Steven first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.Contributions to Janie’s Fund support proven programs at Youth Villages that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and expansion of these services to help even more girls. 

These services incorporate the latest research on developing brains and neuropsychology.

Further expand experiential therapies throughout Youth Villages’ five campuses, which help break through treatment barriers when traditional therapies have not been as effective. These experiential therapies include West African therapeutic drumming, art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy.

Finally, funds also will be targeted to help girls by providing the critical “extended care” many of them need as they age out of foster care at 18 and make the transition to adulthood with little family support.


Kat has been working with Steven and Aerosmith for years and when she learned about Janie's Fund she wanted to help in any way possible and it became her own healing journey to recovery from abuse.

By donating her photography services at Janie's Fund Gala and other foundriser events . Providing signed prints for Janie's Angels as well as speaking at the events.

Photographs are used for promotional materials, social media and campaigns to bring awareness and highlight fundraising opportunities.


Donate to Janie's Fund.

Support young women (ages 17-22) that have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect. Annually, over 10,000 of these brave survivors will age out of the foster care system without a loving and permanent family to support them in their dreams.

Janie's Fund supports the LifeSet program, which provides critical support during this often-times treacherous transition, ensuring they receive the resources and intensive guidance needed to reach their full potential. We can't do it without you.


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