When a person RECOVERS
a new life begins.
STREET LIFE SONG
WRITTEN BY JENNIFER HANSEN & ANGELA SCHIAVO
Vocalist - Patty Balbo . Video by Jessie Fowler
Jennifer, Roger, Edwina & Erika Hansen
The Hansen Foundation's purpose is to raise and distribute funds for philanthropic purposes. To help those recovering from addiction by assisting those in need to access treatment and provide sober living.
The Hansen Foundation owns and operates Serenity Houses, extended-care recovery residences in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Serenity House staff treats all residents as individuals, each with unique circumstances, and provides them with the tools and skills they need to sustain successful lives in recovery.
Through their own family struggles during Jennifer's 10-year battle with drug addiction, Roger, Edwina, Jennifer and Erika Hansen recognized the need to address the lack of affordable, long-term residential treatment facilities in their community for people seeking to change their lives through recovery.
The Hansen Foundation was formed to support Jennifer's dream to open such a facility; hence, the Hansen House in Galloway Township, New Jersey was born. Hansen House for Men opened its doors in 2004 and Hansen House for Women opened in 2006. Hansen House is currently owned and operated by Hendricks House of Vineland, NJ.
In 2007, the foundation established its first Serenity House, a restorative sober-living residence for women in Absecon, NJ. In 2011, a second Serenity House in Absecon opened, as well as The Randy Scarborough House for Men in Somers Point, NJ (a division of Serenity House). Our newest home Serenity Estates opened in June of 2015, a luxury sober living home for women.
Hope Farm is a farming program with therapeutic riding owned by The Hansen Foundation.
"Living at Serenity House has given me structure, support, friends and a new hope for my future living clean, sober and productive."
"Being at Serenity House was one of the most important things in my entire recovery process. It provided a foundation for success. It gave me confidence and showed me how to live responsibly. Most importantly, Serenity House gave me hope for the future and the opportunity to see the true person that I could be."
- H.C. Serenity House Alumna