The Hansen Foundation story begins with Jennifer’s recovery. When life seemed hopeless after years of several attempts at rehabilitation, at age 25 Jennifer finally entered a women’s transitional facility in California where she began to gather the tools she needed to live without drugs. Jennifer stayed in California for over two years while working and participating in 12-step recovery before returning to New Jersey.
Upon return to her hometown in the Atlantic City area, Jennifer saw the void in resources in New Jersey for people to recover long term and began on her mission to give others the tools and opportunities that made her recovery possible. In 1999, Hansen Foundation was formed and since then, she has opened beds for those seeking recovery with the Hansen Houses, Serenity Houses and Serenity Estates.
Drug free since March 3, 1996, Jennifer is now 24 years clean. Through establishing The Hansen Foundation in 1999, she has continued her efforts to help those in need.