December 13, 2019
 
Youth Villages Massachusetts Raises $200K at Inaugural Event

November 9, 2019 — Youth Villages Massachusetts, based in Woburn, part of a national nonprofit that provides counseling services and programs to help children with emotional and behavioral problems live with their families, raised $200,000 at a recently held inaugural fundraising event to support girls who have suffered abuse.

The Rockin’ for Janie event, held Oct. 25 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, was held in partnership with Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created with Youth Villages "to bring hope and healing" to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.

The event, which attracted 300 attendees, including Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy, III.

Funds raised via the event will support the LifeSet program operated by Youth Villages Massachusetts, which assists young adults ages 17 to 22 who need intensive help to transition into an independent adulthood successfully, according to a report in the Athol Daily News.

“We are so grateful to our generous sponsors and especially our presenting sponsors, Yvette Lowenthal-Mulderry and Peter Mulderry, as well as our Rockin’ for Janie attendees,” Matt Stone, executive director of Youth Villages Massachusetts and New Hampshire, was quoted by the paper.

“The funds raised will help further support our efforts in helping young women in Massachusetts acquire housing, secure transportation and find jobs, helping to prepare them for the future on their own.”

Established in 2007, Youth Villages Massachusetts now operates in Boston, Lawrence, Raynham, Springfield, and Worcester, and works with more than 1,100 children and families annually. In addition to LifeSet, it offers in-home treatment, adoption, foster care, mentoring, and crisis services.

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