Our Staff

Founders


Clinical

Jessica Mann, MSW, LSW, CCTP

Bianca Volpetti, MSW, LSW

Primary Therapist

Tara Van Ness, MA, RDT, E-RYT

Expressive Arts Therapist

Madelyn Funkhouser

Counselor Intern and Intake Coordinator

Riley Rohrbaugh

Staff on Duty

Ben Shaver, MEd

Primary Therapist


Admissions

Drew Ailes

Admissions Supervisor

Angela Sireci

Admissions Coordinator

Crystina Dippolito

Verification Of Benefits Specialist


Marketing

Laurie Staller

Director of Marketing

Samantha Loyle

Treatment Solutions Advocate


Administrative

Kim Watt

Administrative Assistant


Transportation

Don Dobkin

Transportation

Jimmy Burnside

Transportation


Holistic Providers

Tony Mascara

World Drum Workshop & Aromatherapeutic Meditation

Brianna Bee

Director of Enlightened Farm

Stephenie Sofield MM, MT-BC

Music Therapy

Jonathon Logan

Sound Healing

Jon Greenburg

Chiropractor

Kim Watt

Yoga Teacher

Erika Dice

Acupuncture

Giulia Florez-Gerhard

Sound Healing

Keil Gerhard

Sound Healing

Dave Murphy

Poetry

Georgina Hand

Reiki

Mike Plantarich

Personal Trainer

Taylor Johnson

Alumni Coordinator


Addiction Treatment in Philadelphia

Enlightened Solutions Philadelphia’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those who have completed detox, residential treatment, or have been sober for a period of time and may have experienced a brief relapse and need assistance in getting back into recovery. We recognize that this is often a low point in which people need encouragement and support in their process of reintegrating back into a life of recovery. Because of this, we structured an intimate program that allows for identification of each individual’s needs and formatted a treatment plan that fully binds the mind, body, and spirit.

Through group, family and individual therapies, we call on each client’s desire to succeed in recovery, and their commitment to staying free of addictive substances. Our team of recovery and addiction specialists have designed our IOP to provide clients with the discipline and guidance they need to stay on course and find their unique path to recovery. In addition to our IOP, we’re able to provide counseling services to those residing in our structured sober living as well as those who live at home.

Our Philadelphia location offers the following:

GroupFamilyIndividual Therapy, Yoga, Reiki, Creative Group therapy, Structured Sober Living, Recovery Coaching, Case Management

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Sustainability Practices

At Enlightened Solutions, we believe that the base of our holistic living ideology requires complete integration of green and sustainable living practices. Sustainable living can teach our clients about life-long recovery as they overcome their addiction in a nurturing environment, incorporating community involvement so they may reintroduce themselves into society as contributing, conscious members.

Our residential recovery clients take part in these green, sustainable living practices throughout their time with us at Enlightened Solutions. We take pride in providing educational activities to every addict that enrolls in our programs, so they may recreate this way of life and balance in their homes with their families. Learning and putting these methods into practice isn’t just educational, but it can be a lot of fun as we interact with others and find new ways to give back to the earth.

How we integrate sustainable living:

Recycling

We use what we can and repurpose those items we don’t use through recycling. The majority of the population doesn’t do this as an everyday part of their activity, but to maintain a healthy planet, we must be mindful of the use of hazardous materials such as plastics and metals. To reduce the amount of waste we produce, we recycle to help decrease the production of these unnecessary items – including the recyclable materials we focus on, such as plastic bags and cigarette butts. Unfortunately, only 30% of materials that can be recycled are; that means over 70% of recyclable materials get thrown out each year. At Enlightened Solutions, we hope to deliver the message of conscious living to every individual so that we can do our part to save this world by treating it well. We teach our clients how to recycle, what can be recycled, and what can be reused at home or repurposed so that we don’t have to contribute to international waste.

We use Cascades paper products, known for their strong environmental practices; Cascades offers a complete range of goods that are made from recycled materials that are chlorine-free, biodegradable, and compostable. These products allow us to contribute to global efforts of water conservation.

Composting

This form of green living allows us to reuse what we’ve shed to grow more of our own crops so that we may nurture the land we’ve been given. We maintain our very own community garden that encourages community involvement with our clients. We compost with raw materials such as green grass clippings, as well as materials from the garden and surrounding trees, mixed in with shreds of recycled paper. Not only does compost provide the most natural type of fertilizer for our growing vegetables and plants without toxic additives, but the process is a lesson for our clients as they learn to understand the natural cycle of growth and decay of organic matter. This lesson that all things must grow, live, perish, and in turn be put back into the land is a part of our holistic outlook on recovery and living.

Community Garden

To use and create compost as described above, we plant gardens that can be shared with nearby community members wishing to learn more about our sustainability practices, and maybe offer some friendly tips of their own. Anyone is welcome, as we teach our members how to plant their own gardens at home so they can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables that build healthy eating habits. When we grow and care for our own food, we appreciate it more; we also consume less when we have to cultivate it ourselves. Our clients find gardening therapeutic, as it incorporates a mindful practice, another treatment we provide at our recovery center.


Our Logo

The Enlightened Solutions logo is entwined with many meanings. Starting at the center of our logo there are two koi fish; koi fish have a powerful, energetic and invigorating life force, demonstrated by their ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream – an energy that addicts need to find in themselves to overcome the adversity in their lives.

The koi are also positioned in a yin and yang format, symbolizing how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. These symbols provide a sense of balance. Also in the center are the initials ES, for Enlightened Solutions.

Around the outside, we have seven lotus flowers all positioned with petals intertwined and dots to represent people arm-in-arm in a circle. The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that provides the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment. The colors of all the petals are the seven chakra colors, and the chakra symbols are inside all of the outer circles.

Why do we incorporate chakras and what do they mean?

A chakra can be thought of as an “energy point” within the body. Chakra therapies have been used for thousands of years by the Chinese and Indian cultures to balance energy in the body. These seven chakras are:

Your root chakra, which is where you find your center and balance. Healing exercises for the root chakra are central to the tailbone, or lowest point in the trunk of the body. This is where you cultivate security with finances, decisions, and independence from others. Red is the color of this chakra and should be fed with like colors. So if you think you need to open up your root chakra, then red fruits and veggies or meats should help you make this your body’s central focus. In recovery, we like to strengthen the root chakra because it means you can begin to build strength in your fight against addiction.

The sacral chakra is located at the lowest point of your back, the sacrum. We look at the sacral chakra as one of the most important chakras in recovery, since this is the point that builds upon the previous balance and independence chakra. When the sacral chakra is open and fulfilled, we are more accepting of treatment and other experiences. The color used for the sacral chakra is orange, which can be found in fruits and vegetables to support the area. For people who feel stuck in their lives and need something more to learn about themselves and meet new people (to cultivate new healthy friendships), working on this chakra will allow you to interact freely. During your group recovery treatments, building these close friendships with others in treatment can help you stay on track.

Your solar plexus chakra is right at the stomach or central abdominals. Many people say this is the area where they feel guilt and insecurity sit; in this area, self-confidence and self-esteem build, so if there’s a block or you haven’t tended to it then it becomes low. For those suffering from addiction, this is the area that needs love and focus. When you feel confident in your life, you’re more likely to be successful in making healthy changes and finding the strength to take better care of yourself. Yellow foods like banana, wheat, corn, lemons, and teas are supplements for this chakra.

For most people, the heart chakra is their base, but it’s near the midpoint of your body to symbolize love, which comes after you’ve found your base of support, independence, and self-confidence. We bring love into our lives when we’re ready to give and receive it. Everything above and below the heart chakra is essential to finding joy and happiness in your life. In addition to the love we can offer and receive, in recovery we can find happiness in everything we learn and incorporate into our own lives. Peace is found here, so essentially the color to accompany it is green. Spend some time in nature and get your leafy greens in. Take part in our community gardening and sustainability practices to strengthen your heart chakra; these activities are love in practice.

As we move up the body, we reach the throat chakra, which is where your ability to speak and communicate comes from. For many of our clients, this area is tight and constricted in so many ways; in recovery, we learn how to talk to our families and friends so they can understand what we go through and how they can help us or just listen. We teach you how to express yourself, by starting with every form of artistic communication that will eventually transfer to verbal communication.

Most people have heard about the third eye chakra. It is a lot like it sounds, in that it allows you to look into the future and focus on what’s to come. Here we find our ability to reason, which in addiction is often blocked by addictive substances such as drugs and alcohol. The reasoning is skewed in addiction because we are conditioned, through our experience and need for these drugs, to think that our body cannot function without them. Once we reroute the way we think about these substances and refocus on the things that actually make our lives better, that’s when recovery begins to change our lives. Opening up our third eye chakra is essential to whole wellness. Creativity is accessed here as well, so to open up this chakra we look to things that are dark blue and indigo, such as berries and herbs.

Our crown chakra is at the top of the head, which tops off our completeness as humans. When we are fulfilled spiritually, this means our crown chakra is in harmony with all other parts of our lives. Mindfulness exercises and mediation will help you open your crown chakra for a deeper connection with your treatment plan in recovery at Enlightened Solutions. While other chakras can benefit from healthy snacks of their color, the crown chakra is best nurtured with outdoorsy activities and your connection with nature.

The Significance of the Number Seven

If we look closely at the number seven and why we use it here in our logo, this number has much significance. Understanding the number seven can help you visualize the balance and stability it provides in life and beyond. Seven is the number of completion across a variety of mediums, including fiction and spiritual teachings, and is woven throughout scientific research and explanation. The seven chakras complete the wheel of life around our Enlightened Solutions logo, because they each support a part of the soul that requires enrichment to thrive and help us maintain serenity so that we feel complete. If one of these seven chakras is neglected or underfed, we feel a disruption in our lives and an emotional block that will make it difficult to achieve happiness if left unaddressed. Within our recovery program at Enlightened Solutions, we look to help every client that enters into our program achieve balance, love, and hope, because without balance we feel empty. This is one of the factors of addiction that causes us to turn to substances – we feel something is missing in our lives, and the misguided thought is that a substance will fill that space.

Our logo is a tangible symbol of our combined efforts to achieve wholeness in each person by understanding the symbolism of the void within, and how we can uncover the answers without drugs and alcohol. Once we discover what is at our core and what truly fills our hearts with joy, we can finally be free to live fuller lives.

Call Enlightened Solutions today to schedule your intake so that you too can find balance and fulfillment in recovery at 833-801-LIVE.


In the Media

October 9, 2018

Local Addiction Recovery Center Introduces New Space for Holistic Healing

Officials with a local addiction recovery center, Enlightened Solutions, introduced their newest addition, a yurt, which will be used as a space for holistic healing services.

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August 15, 2017

Enlightened Cafe Serves Customers, Serving Recovery

“Enlightened Café” comes to Ventnor; bringing organic and nutritious food to the public, while helping provide scholarships to addicts going through treatments.

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July 26, 2017

Ventnor cafe has an appetite for addiction recovery

Sam Loyle loaded up three plates of food carefully in her arms and delivered them to a family sitting at one of the many tables in Enlightened Cafe before zipping back into the kitchen to grab another order.

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July 14, 2017

Enlightened Cafè on Downbeach Buzz

Enlightened Café. 100% of our profit goes to scholarships

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May 5, 2017

6th Street Life Concert to benefit Hansen House

The region’s most acclaimed singers and musicians will join together on one stage to perform a live concert to benefit the Hansen House on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the box office opens at 5:30 p.m.

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May 3, 2017

Jennifer Hansen – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year

In recognition of her successful efforts to provide comprehensive addiction treatment in Atlantic County, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring Jennifer Hansen as its Not-for-Profit Sector South Jerseyan of the Year.

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January 29, 2017

Sober-living homes needed but lack state oversight

Jennifer Hansen walked into the kitchen of a large home by the beach, saying hello to residents and asking them about their day.

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January 15, 2017

Christie’s crusade against heroin faces a rocky reality

Gov. Chris Christie outlined an ambitious agenda for battling addiction in New Jersey during his State of the State speech Tuesday, one that would unquestionably make an appreciable difference in the battle against opioids.

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April 18, 2016

Recovery houses in New Jersey caught in legal limbo with state

When Jennifer Hansen thinks about the money that’s gone to pay for her legal battle with the state of New Jersey, she thinks about all the newly sober people she could have helped.

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April 17, 2016

Recovery Road: The journey for many begins in recovery houses

In the shower that horrible morning, Alba Herrera recited a quiet prayer for her oldest son. “Please God, help my son make the right decision,” she prayed. “Please keep him on the right path.”

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February 16, 2016

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February 16, 2015

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February 3, 2014

Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovering addicts (.PDF)

Samantha was an excellent student who played sports in high school in Doylestown, Pa., she said, when a boyfriend convinced her to try taking the pain killer oxycontin to relax. It escalated into a heroin addiction and a two ­year struggle to regain control of her life.

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February 2, 2014

Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovering addicts

Samantha was an excellent student who played sports in high school in Doylestown, Pa., she said, when a boyfriend convinced her to try taking the pain killer Oxycontin to relax. It escalated into a heroin addiction and a two-year struggle to regain control of her life.

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March 28, 2013

Community Involvement

The Hansen Foundation’s objective is to help recovering addicts by assisting those in need to access treatment. The Hansen Foundation owns and operates three Serenity Houses, extended care recovery residences in South Jersey. The Serenity Houses treat each resident as an individual with her or his own unique circumstances in order to help them sustain a life in recovery.

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Serenity House

Residents living at Serenity House are expected to work full-time, go to school or volunteer. They are responsible for transporting themselves wherever they need to go.

All of their houses are very close to public transportation and residents may have their own car. Residents do all of their own food shopping and prepare their own meals in our well-appointed kitchens. Chores are rotated weekly among residents and each person is responsible to keep their space clean. Washers and dryers are supplied in each house and all cleaning supplies are provided. A house computer is available to all residents to write resumes and to facilitate their job search.

Serenity House believes in a strong 12-Step program. Residents are required to attend meetings, secure and forge a relationship with a sponsor, work the steps and become involved in the recovering community.

For additional information please contact Terri Burns, Executive Director of Operations, Serenity House & Serenity Estates, cell: (609)432-2130 or e-mail: tburns@hansenfoundationnj.org


Serenity Estates

Serenity Estates raises the standard by offering a luxury, sober-living experience with ocean views and structured, supportive living environment.

While at Serenity Estates, the structured program is as follows:

  • Partial Care program at one of the local treatment centers from 8 am – 4 pm
  • Gym membership to attend 4 days a week
  • Assist with preparation of organic meals
  • Attend local 12-step meetings with our experienced
  • Recovery Support Specialists
  • 24/7 supervision and transportation is provided
  • No cell phones are permitted, residents may use the house phone and computers

The team at Serenity Estates believes it is important to become connected to the recovering community at this early stage in one’s recovery, so they strongly encourage obtaining a sponsor. To strengthen that relationship, they allow residents to attend meetings with their sponsor (with pre-approval).

Amenities include:

24/7 Experienced Recovery Support
Healthy Organic Meals
Transportation
Flat Screen TVs
Linens, Towels, Beach Chairs Supplied
For additional information please contact Terri Burns, Executive Director of Operations, Serenity House & Serenity Estates, cell: (609)432-2130 or e-mail: tburns@hansenfoundationnj.org


Hansen Foundation

The Hansen Foundation embraces RECOVERY – for those who suffer from substance abuse disorders, their families and friends. The Hansen Foundation owns and operates Serenity Houses, extended-care recovery residences in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Serenity House staff treats all residents as individuals, each with unique circumstances, and provides them with the tools and skills they need to sustain successful lives in recovery.

More than Sober Living, Serenity Houses and Serenity Estates help addicts access treatment, promote healthy and sustainable life choices and reunite families. Hope Farm and Community Education Programs introduce a holistic approach to wellness and productive living. Hansen Foundation raises funds for Resident Scholarships and supplements needs for our live-saving endeavors.

Hope Farm is an operational horse farm that also has chickens, a pig and organic produce. We have facilities to provide indoor equine therapy all-year-long with over 400 acres of trails to ride.

In the soil of our farm, people find the tools they need to build a better future. Enlightened Farms Offers:

  • Equine Therapy – EAGALA, PATH, and Natural
  • Lifemanship trauma focused for those in recovery
  • PATH Therapeutic riding for disabilities
  • Trail Riding
  • Organic Farming – Farm to Table
  • Chicken Tending & Egg Collection
  • Dressage Lessons
  • Beekeeping
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Job Training

Enlightened Café will give 100% of the profit towards scholarships for those who cannot afford treatment. We will nourish the community by offering:

  • Locally grown organic menu
  • Live music, poetry and events
  • Peer-to-peer recovery support services
  • Community yoga and meditation classes
  • 12-step Meetings
  • Family Support Groups

And so much more! Visit the Event Calendar on our web page to view our full schedule of events and menu!

Donate & Save A Life
Giving to the Hansen Foundation supports residents through scholarships to our structured sober living programs through Serenity Houses and Estates, assists the development of Hope Farm (home of equine therapy & organic farming) and aids the ever-expanding operational improvements. All gifts, small and large, are most welcome. The Hansen Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all gifts are tax deductible.

Hansen Foundation Inc.
4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205

609-270-4443

Please visit the website for all donation opportunities.


Resources

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COUNTY FUNDING

  • Atlantic (609) 645-5932
  • Bergen (201) 634-2698
  • Burlington (609) 265-5530/5536
  • Camden (856) 374-6361
  • Cape May (609) 465-4100 Opt. 2
  • Cumberland (856) 451-3727
  • Essex (973) 395-8402
  • Gloucester (856) 384-6886
  • Hudson (201) 369-5280
  • Hunterdon (908) 788-1253 Dawn
  • Mercer (609) 989-6897
  • Middlesex (732) 246-5652
  • Monmouth (732) 431-6451 Desiree
  • Morris (973) 285-6867
  • Ocean (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7538, Michelle
  • Passaic (973) 881-2834
  • Salem (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8460, Maggie
  • Somerset (908) 704-6309
  • Sussex (973) 940-5200 ext. 1383 Nicholas Loizzi
  • Union (908) 527-4844
  • Warren (908) 475-6331 Anita Patty NJ

HOTLINES

  • Addictions Hotline (800) 238-2333
  • Alcoholic’s Anonymous (856) 486-4444
  • SJ Al-Anon (856)547-0855
  • Narcotic’s Anonymous (800) 992-0401
  • Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255
  • Human Trafficking 855.END.NJ.HT (855)363-6548
  • Domestic Violence 1(800)572-7233
  • Oxford House 1(800)689-6411

PHILADELPHIA FUNDING FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Behavioral Health Special Initiative (215) 546-1200