Steven Tyler Announces Weekly Awards Helping Abused Women During Covid-19 Crisis

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is dedicated to helping abused and neglected women through his foundation, Janie’s Fund, and is making a special pledge to help by giving assistance to those suffering during the Covid-19 crisis.

Tyler will go live on Instagram–with special guests– every Friday in May to give away a total of $500,000 earmarked to help women through his foundation, he said. Every week, Tyler will announce the recipient of a $100,000 award.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken over our lives. Daily, we see the effects it’s having on everyone – but we aren’t seeing the things happening behind the closed doors of homes across America,” the organization announced in a statement.  “Our commitment to supporting abused and neglected girls and young women has never been more steadfast and urgent!”

It continues: “That’s why, with Steven’s direction, Janie’s Fund is awarding $500,000 in the month of May to help young women in the Young Villages Life Set program. For each of the five Fridays in May, we’re announcing on IG Live $100,000 of lifesaving support in select communities across America – AND we will have five special guests to help!

More details coming soon… but get ready as we prepare to help make the change for hundreds of girls who are survivors of trauma – and give them love, support, and care they need.”

Tyler first gave voice to this cause with the Aerosmith hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund  is meant to ensure that vulnerable girls have an enduring voice.

Janie’s Fund was created to bring 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. Contributions to Janie’s Fund support 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. Learn more at

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