ABOUT US: MEET THE FOUNDERS
Anita and Jennifer decided to put their people skills, industry knowledge, and passion for helping people to good use by forming A HOME AWAY FROM HOME in early 2007. They are committed to being the best at what they do everyday, every time.
Jennifer Button is a native Californian and has lived in Santa Monica since 1987. She earned her B.A. in French, Business and Anthropology studying in France and California. After much international travel, starting a clothing import business from Bali, Indonesia, selling gold jewelry in Florence, Italy, and working at a casino in Lake Tahoe, she got serious and moved to the desert to study at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, in Arizona where she received an international MBA. She then spent 15 years in the international logistics field in Los Angeles. Now, Jennifer LOVES helping families find solutions to their beloved seniors’ needs, which she has been doing now since 2003. “You always hear it and it sounds so corny, but truly helping people is so personally gratifying. It feels great to be able to help so many wonderful people when they are faced with difficult situations. I LOVE what I do!”
Anita Barnum "When asked about the path that lead me to my current position, many people and colleagues have guessed I must have been a Social Worker or RN before finding my way into this business. I tell my families that I gained so much satisfaction in this work that I can hardly call it work. I consider it my daily mission to guide families through these confusing and often intimidating waters." Anita is originally from the South Bay area of Los Angeles where she still lives. She holds an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy and a B.S. in International Business.