Steven Tyler launches ‘Janie’s House’ shelter for abused women

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has opened “Janie’s House,” a new shelter for abused women in Atlanta, GA.

“Steven’s in the mix and Janie’s in the house!,” Tyler shared on social media. “I’ve never written a song as beautiful as Janie’s House…this was two years in the making!! Spending the day with these girls…I’m just so proud of them! I’m just relieved they have a safe space to be who they are,” the singer shared. “We got it going on now,” Tyler added in an Instagram video from the launch.

“[Janie’s House] takes young girls in. It’s got a staff. It’s got some therapists. It’s got people for them to talk to, and it’s got people for them to [help] deal with health issues,” Tyler explained in a video shared by TMZ.

“When girls come in and they’re broken and battered and have their problems and get out, they have somewhere to go,” he added. “It’s a safe haven, and more than anything, it gives them a voice. That’s what we want in the end, for them to be able to figure out what’s going on and be good from the inside out and pass it on.”

Janie’s House, which has room for 30 residents, is the latest extension of Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, founded in 2015 as “a big voice for abused girls.”

Tyler also used the occasion to perform new song, “Janie’s House.”

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UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Tom HAMILTON and Steven TYLER and Brad WHITFORD and Joey KRAMER; L-R: Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler (front), Tom Hamilton (back), Joey Kramer - posed, studio, group shot (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
Aerosmith 1979 Steven Tyler (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on 'Midnight Special' in Burbank, CA - June 1974. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 01: Photo of AEROSMITH; Steven Tyler (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
DAYTON, USA - 31st JULY: Singer Steven Tyler, of American rock group Aerosmith, backstage in Dayton, Ohio, USA, 31st July 1976. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 30: RFK STADIUM Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Steven TYLER; L-R. Joe Perry, Steven Tyler (smoking cigarette), posed (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Steven Tyler of the rock and roll band 'Aerosmith' performs on the Midnight Special TV Show on November 24, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 5: Steven Tyler attends Eighth Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 5, 1991 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
CIRCA 1900s: Bret Michaels of Poison and Steven Tyler circa 1990s. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith during Aerosmith Live at The House of Blues at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith during Aerosmith Live at The House of Blues at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: DONNINGTON PARK Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage at Monsters Of Rock (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: DONNINGTON PARK Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage at Monster Of Rock, showing crowds (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Steven Tyler (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 17: Mia Tyler and Steven Tyler attend 16th Birthday Party for Mia Tyler on December 17, 1994 at the Rouge Club in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the taping of an MTV special on November 11, 1997 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Diena/Brengola/WireImage)
Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Aerosmith 1999 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at Billboard Music Awards (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Steven Tyler during Aerosmith In Concert at MSG-8-6-1997 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Joe Perry (L) and Steven Tyler of American band Aerosmith perform on stage at the Rock im Park Festival in Nuremberg, Germany on May 18 1997. (Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns)
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