UPCOMING EVENTS

By tdriver | February 22, 2016

  Saturday, March 26, 2pm-4pm Wine Tasting at the Marietta Wine Market, 18 Powder Springs St. SE – Marietta, GA 30064 Join us at this special event where you can learn about wine pairings, socialize with old & new friends, and enjoy complimentary hors deurves while supporting The Extension! This event is FREE to all…

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The Latest Article about The Extension in the Marietta Daily Journal

By tdriver | December 1, 2015

[bs_lead] A bed for a night: Thousands of Cobb residents live on brink of homelessness [/bs_lead] by Meris Lutz 11.29.15 MARIETTA — On any given night, hundreds of people in Cobb are without shelter, and thousands more face untenable or dangerous living situations. Advocates for the homeless say a dearth of affordable housing, spotty public…

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The Extension Received a Challenge Grant and Needs Your Support!

By tdriver | October 23, 2015

[bs_lead] We have great news to share!  As part of its ongoing efforts to raise money, The Extension received a grant of $25,000 from a family foundation. [/bs_lead] This grant is a challenge grant which challenges The Extension and it’s supporters to develop ways to garner support from the community. The intent of the foundation is…

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Interview with Straight Edge Tattoo

By tdriver | October 23, 2015

Thank you for recently donating 20% of your tattoo sales to our organization, why did you choose The Extension as a beneficiary? Well, I went through treatment at another facility that is similar to yours but they aren’t local. I have told my story there at The Extension and I personally know or at least…

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LuLu’s Story

By tdriver | October 23, 2015

If you know anything about The Extension, you know we have many, many success stories.  We don’t claim to be perfect but our results speak for themselves.  Read on for a story as told by the daughter of one of our success stories. Eight years ago, the day before my birthday, my father enrolled at…

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We’re Looking for a Few Special People with a Few Special Skills

By tdriver | August 4, 2015

Volunteers come in all figurative shapes and sizes, and we love them all. Group and individual volunteers prepare and serve meals, answer the phones, lead like skills programs, write thank you letters, trim the hedges and do all sorts of needed tasks. Every day volunteers are at our facilities making a difference. Their impact is…

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The Extension’s New Co-Ed Softball Team Readies for the New Season

By tdriver | August 3, 2015

Making their debut in the Cobb County Parks and Rec League, The Extension United, a co-ed team made up of residents in our women’s program and alumni of our men’s program join our existing men’s resident team and men’s alumni team for the fall season beginning this month. Our men’s resident team has played every…

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Straight Edge Tattoo in Woodstock Supports The Extension

By tdriver | August 3, 2015

Our good friends at Straight Edge Tattoo in Woodstock are donating 20% of their proceeds to The Extension in August. If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo—either your first one or your hundredth—there’s never been a better time. Even if you are just considering a tattoo, stop by and talk to the good folks…

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The Extension Welcomes Three New Board Members

By tdriver | July 24, 2015

Three new Board members, Daniel Johnson, Peter Tennis and Tracy Lawhorn were elected at the July Board of Directors meeting to three year terms. We’re excited to have Daniel, Peter and Tracy join the Board, as they strive to help raise funds, provide program and financial oversight and fulfill the important duties of the Board…

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Employment Rate for Residents Continues to Increase

By tdriver | July 10, 2015

We are thrilled to report that 87% of the residents, who have been in the program at least 45 days at our men’s facility, are employed fulltime. This follows a trend that began last year when the rate topped 80% for the first time in several years. Virtually all of our residents who reach the 60…

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