Now that Tyler Perry has become the first African-American to own a major film studio outright, he says that he plans on using a portion of the 330-acre property to house disadvantaged women and children.

Perry hosted the grand opening of his newly-created Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

Though the event was one of the more notable accomplishments of Perry’s career, he is now focusing on his next project: building a shelter for rescued trafficking victims, homeless women, and displaced LGBTQ youth.

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In an interview with CBS This Morning, Perry says he plans on building the compound on his studio property so the shelter residents can simultaneously undergo on-site job training for the film industry.

The initiative is particularly personal to Perry because, as he revealed on an Oprah broadcast in 2010, he was sexually abused as a child.

Now, he hopes that erecting the compound on the studio property will allow him to offer stability and hope to others who have suffered through similar challenges.

(WATCH the interview below) – Photo via screenshot from video by CBS This Morning

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