ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY – August 20, 2018. After 15 years of providing Emergency Shelter and Recovery Services to women in Essex County, Real House, Inc. (RHI), under the leadership of Mr.Shawn H. Jennings, CEO, and Mr. Wally A. Choice, CFO, headquartered in Essex County, has secured a multi- million dollar financing deal to upgrade its existing operations, and to acquire the renowned Flynn House in Elizabeth, NJ. The Flynn House was one of the first halfway houses in New Jersey—since 1961 — which now provides sober living services to males in Union County.

Backed by Mariner’s Bank (Edgewater, NJ) and backed and advised by Oberon Securities (New York, NY), this history-making acquisition was secured throug Real House Recovery, Inc (RHR) — the non-profit arm of Real House Inc. The funding will allow RHI to enhance its current operations, which includes six New Jersey – based facilities — two Halfway Hhouses for women, one in Newyark and the other in Bloomfield; two Emergency Shelters, and an Intensive Outpatient Treatment office in Montclair; and a Sober Lliving facility for men in Elizabeth, which is in the process of becoming a licensed men’s Halfway House. This incredible opportunity sets into motion, unlimited possibilities to better serve New Jersey residents, facing substance abuse issues.

Currently,there are residents living at The FlynnHouse,and RHI has no immediate plans to make any changes to the current structure. Albeit, RHI is still planning how the newly acquired facilities will be used; it knows these facilities will be utilized in a treatment based capacity, continuing to provide much-needed supportive services to a vulnerable male population in UnionCounty, and nearby communities. Real House Recovery, Inc. currently operates programs that serve, targeted populations — adults in recovery, homeless veterans, ex-offenders reintegration and female survivors of domestic violence; and looks forward to bringing these services to the City of Elizabeth.

Although the lights have dimmed on the legacy which is Flynn House, the torch has been passed to RHI, which will continue to light the way for the vulnerable and disenfranchised. RHI remains steadfast in its dedication, concern, and selfless commitment to serve residents in need within Union County, and throughout New Jersey.


Pictured l-r: Mr. Wally Choice, CFO (RHI);Ray Salerno (Mariner’s Bank*);
Shawn H. Jennings, CEO (RHI); and Matthew Greene and Assaf Nathan (Oberon Securities).

To learn more about Real House, Inc./Real House Recovery, Inc., please visit our website at www.realhouseinc.com or www.rhrinc.org, or call (973) 746-2400.