According to a 2017 study by the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University-Camden, over 70% of the individuals who come through the Hansen Foundation’s Serenity House are and remain clean after one year.  This compares to a 2014 study by in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows that 40%-60% of people who are treated for substance abuse end up relapsing.



The Hansen Foundation along with its sister organizations Enlightened Solutions Detox and Enlightened  Solutions (Substance Use Treatment Center) has provided $947,250 in donated services and scholarships for detox, treatment and recovery housing in 2021:

  • Enlightened Solutions Detox: $48,000 for 198 individuals
  • Enlightened Solutions Partial Care Substance Use Treatment: $742,500 for 2843 individuals
  • Enlightened Solutions Intensive and Standard Outpatient Programs:  $139,650 for 1489 individuals
  • The Hansen Foundation Recovery Residence: $407,258.21 of direct scholarships to 400 individuals
  • The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund has partnered with us and to date raised more than $575,000 providing life changing treatment, sober living and resources services for upwards of 175 people suffering from the disease of Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  To learn more about The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund (MJBMF) CLICK HERE

Many of these individuals do not have access to any monetary resources… no savings, few personal belongings and no appropriate clothing for employment.  Most of these individuals do not have access to transportation or the financial means to secure it.

Stories of Lives Changed

Your Impact Changes Lives

Click the video to watch the success stories of our Hansen Fouondation Alumni.

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Jack is a proud Hansen Foundation housing alumni.  He learned valuable job skills that carried him to a successful trade position that he has today.

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Through the help of The Hansen Foundation, Nina was able to get her kids back. Today, she sees them regularly and is working on gaining custody. (MJBMF Scholarship Recipient)

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Sam’s life changed the day she reached out to Jennifer Hansen for help.  Through the help of The Hansen Foundation, Sam now has a young family and a successful career helping others.

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Carlos couldn’t keep a job due to his addiction to alcohol. The Hansen Foundation helped him learn valuable skills for success through our Solid Roots Employment Program at Enlightened Farm.

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Shirley didn’t know anything about sober living before she lost her job in NYC.  The Hansen Foundation helped show her just how important the recovery community can be. 

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J. T. received a scholarship for treatment and sober living from The Matthew Bee Memorial Fund.  Today, J.T. is thriving with a successful career, a wife and a young son. (MJBMF Scholarship Recipient)

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