ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
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.