Bon Jovi opens homeless shelter

London: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has helped open a homeless shelter for the displaced youth by donating money through his own charity foundation.

The `I`ll Be There for You` hitmaker, who is a longtime supporter of homeless charities, was on hand to boost the spirits of displaced youths on Tuesday at the opening of  the USD 3 million facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, reported Contactmusic.

The 49-year-old singer joined Covenant House International president Kevin Ryan to launch the new accommodation, which will house 20 youngsters between the ages of 18 and 21, saying that failing to support troubled youths "denies all of us their talents and visions".