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Poetry Night | The 1st Friday of the Month | Enlightened Cafe

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poetry Night

Calling all ES & Serenity Alumni and staff! Come out and share your recovery poetry with the community on the first Friday of each month during the first hour of Open Mic! We welcome you to share your poems and stories–from the despair to the healing–out of your own experience in your own distinctive style. Poems written in ES poetry workshops  with Dave may be featured especially, but any reading of original recovery poetry will be encouraged.  If you simply want to be a member of the audience, we welcome that, too.

Let us know if you can make it! 

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Enlightened Cafe

Enlightened Cafe is an all-organic, non GMO restaurant with a holistic mindset. Working under the Hansen Foundation, Enlightened Cafe is a non-profit organization supporting the Foundation’s mission.

What is the mission?

The Hansen Foundation’s overall purpose is to raise funds for philanthropic purposes. Particularly, we aim to help those recovering from addiction by assisting those in need to access treatment and provide sober living.

The Hansen Foundation owns Serenity Houses, long-term recovery residences in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Serenity House staff treats all residents as individuals – each with unique lives. More importantly, they provide them with the tools and skills they need to maintain productive lives in recovery.

Who We Are

The Hansen Foundation, without a doubt, embraces RECOVERY. Especially 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.

Accordingly, 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.

How does this tie into Enlightened Cafe?

All of the profits made at Enlightened Cafe go directly back into the Foundation to support the funds for Resident Scholarships and supplemental needs.


Cassandra Mears


Enlightened Cafe.
6414 Ventnor Avenue
Ventnor, NJ 08406 United States
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