Who We Are

The Hansen Foundation embraces RECOVERY, for those who suffer from substance use disorders, their families and friends.  More than Sober Living, our Serenity Houses and Serenity Estates help addicts access treatment, promote healthy and sustainable life choices and reunite families.

Our Hope Farm and Community Education Programs introduce a holistic approach to wellness and productive living.  Hansen Foundation raises funds for Resident Scholarships and to supplement needs for our life-saving endeavors.

Our Mission

The Hansen Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide persons with substance use disorders affordable, long-term, safe recovery residences,  access to treatment , community programs, and the tools needed to lead healthy productive lives.

Our Vision

To see the Hansen Foundation be recognized as a national leader in Recovery Housing and Recovery Resources for those affected by the disease of addiction and their families.  To maintain a strong 12-step philosophy while continuing to incorporate innovative techniques for a conscious sustainable recovery community.

Serenity Estates is a recovery residence that incorporates a holistic philosophy towards treating the mind, body, and spirit. We are just steps from the beach in Atlantic City, NJ close to the quaint North Beach section of Ventnor. Our home is very spacious and impeccably decorated. Serenity Estates prides itself on being the first premier recovery residence in New Jersey.

Serenity House & Serenity House Meadows in Absecon, New Jersey and Serenity Rose House in Northfield, New Jersey are transitional sober-living houses for women, and The Randy Scarborough House in Somers Point, New Jersey is for men.

Residents live in a supportive & restorative, drug & alcohol free environment while learning how to become responsible members of the community.


My name is Jennifer and I am a recovering addict.  My addiction took me to places I never imagined.  I lived on the streets with a $300 per day heroin habit.  With dark circles under my eyes and track marks along my arms, I felt dead; my soul was gone.  At the time, life seemed hopeless.  After several attempts at rehabilitation, I finally entered a women’s transitional facility in California where I began to gather the tools I needed to live without drugs.  I stayed in California for 2+ years while working and participating in 12-step recovery before returning to NJ.

Upon my return, I saw the void in resources in NJ and began on my mission to give others the tools and opportunities that made my recovery possible.  In 2001, I formed the Hansen Foundation and since then we have opened over 180 beds for those seeking recovery with the Hansen Houses, Serenity Houses & Serenity Estates.

Drug free since March 3, 1996, I continue to keep my recovery my number one priority.  I practice yoga regularly and believe in eating healthy organic foods.  I have been excited to incorporate many holistic therapies into our newly-formed treatment program at Enlightened Solutions with the help of Enlightened Farm.

For any of you or your family members that are struggling, DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!  RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!  I am living proof.  Please use our resources and reach out.  We are here to help.


Jennifer Hansen