The Right Chance Can Transform Lives.

Another chance is what we offer at The Extension—a licensed residential recovery program serving homeless men and women of Cobb County who suffer from alcohol and other addictions.

The Extension is a community supported, non-profit organization providing comprehensive long-term residential treatment to homeless, addicted men and women. We have a 47-bed campus for men and a 21-bed campus for women; both campuses are located in Marietta, Georgia. In addition, we have 14 off-site beds (10 for men, 4 for women). The off-site beds provide an appropriate level of independence for residents nearing completion of the program, while freeing up campus beds that allow us to serve more people. We have 82 in total. All treatment services are provided at our campuses.

Our residents usually come to us by word of mouth but they are also referred to us by various Cobb County government services and nonprofits. Would-be residents undergo a rigorous assessment to assure that they are genuinely committed to starting a new chapter in their lives. Then begins the long, tough challenge of reclaiming their lives from the clutches of chemical dependency.

What We Do

The Extension provides an intensive and structured residential recovery program for substance abuse through group and individual counseling, educational opportunities and life skills training.

After more than twenty-five years of service in the Cobb community, we have built strong relationships with local businesses and organizations, relationships we draw on to place residents in jobs within weeks of their arrival.

When they have completed our program, residents eagerly give back to the Extension both financially and by serving as mentors and friends to newer residents.  Above all, our alumni give back by demonstrating through their own lives that it is possible for former addicts to live healthy productive lives.

At The Extension, we are proud to be in the business of giving people who are determined to change their lives a realistic chance of doing so. For them, it is the chance of a lifetime.

Our mission is to facilitate a transformation that empowers chemically dependent homeless men and women to become sober, accountable members of society and to serve as a recovery resource for the community.