Helping Hands Serenity Homes

Helping Hands Serenity Homes provides safe homes with caring families for children and teens age 9 to 18.

Through the program, caring providers open their homes to provide safe housing and the opportunity for children to gain skills needed for personal growth and development, through structure, support, and encouragement in a safe family environment. The Helping Hands Serenity Homes staff work with caring providers to provide children with life and social skills, behavior management, goal setting, and recreational activities. Family reunification is always the goal, whenever possible.

Through the Helping Hands Serenity Homes program, children are provided with the comfort, security, and hope that strengthens the foundation for a positive future. The programs provide safe & supportive placements for children in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

Frequently Asked Questions for Caring Providers 

Contact Information

Phone: 856.881.6100

Referral Information

Referrals are accepted through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency


NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Volunteer Opportunity

Helping Hands Serenity Homes Foster Parenting

The Helping Hands Serenity Homes program is actively recruiting families that meet our caring provider requirements and are ready to change the odds for children in need.

By opening your home to a child or teen (age 9-18) in need, you can enrich your life while enriching the life of a young person. As a caring provider, you can provide comfort, security, and hope to a young person in need of a safe place to live. Our team provides the training and support to help you work through the challenges and celebrate the joys of being a caregiver.  It's a journey that will change your life and the life of someone in need of your support.

We actively recruit caring providers dedicated to working with children, from 9 to 18 years of age. A competitive stipend and intensive support services are offered for the caregivers including 24-hour availability, training, and help with meeting licensing requirements. Adults interested in opening their home and becoming a caring provider must meet the following Helping Hands Serenity Homes program requirements:

  • must be 25 years of age
  • a legal US citizen or legal US resident
  • possess a valid NJ driver's license, with an insured vehicle
  • complete an extensive background check (be clear of convictions for crimes or disorderly person offenses)
  • have income sufficient to meet your family's needs
  • be in good general health
  • have stable housing
  • successfully complete interview screenings
  • successfully complete home study
  • successfully complete extensive training program

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Safe & Supportive Housing