Steven Tyler opens facility for abused girls

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Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler opened a facility in Memphis for girls who have suffered abuse or neglect.

The facility is called Janie's House, and is running out of a Youth Villages location in Bartlett, and was named after the band’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. The residence can house about 14 girls and will provide therapy for the victims.

Tyler spoke about the song, which is about a girl who was abused by her father who had addiction problems.

"As you can only imagine, being in a band with guys for 50 years, you can have problems," Tyler said. "And rather than quit, I decided to go to this treatment center for co-dependency."

The “Sweet Emotion” singer’s management contacted Youth Villages, a program that “provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems,” according to its website.

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