Winning with Walking

By Renee McCormick | August 27, 2021

We often associate exercise with something that has to be harsh, punishing, and unenjoyable so then, we try to avoid it because, well that just sounds awful!!!  Or we associate exercise with losing weight and since we continue to feel like we “fail” at the whole weight loss thing, we also think we “fail” when…

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Stories of Hope – Tess Gibson

By theextension | July 29, 2021

My name is Tess and I am in recovery.  I am also a mother, sister, friend, employee, and most importantly loved. My sobriety date is July 19, 2019, the day I decided I had enough of my life with drugs and made the decision that allowed The Extension to change my life. Active addiction became apparent in my life…

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Doing hard things are, well, hard!!

By theextension | July 29, 2021

But did you know that we were designed to do hard things?  It’s true! In order for growth to happen in our lives, we have to experience and go through difficult situations. Let’s take a look at what is happening inside our bodies as we begin to navigate through hard times. As we are learning…

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Welcome Back Volunteer Picnic Success!

By theextension | July 29, 2021

The Extension would like to thank everyone who joined us for our first official “Welcome Back” picnic event. On Saturday, July 17th, staff and alumni gathered at East Cobb Park to honor the volunteers who helped us get through a rough 2020.  We enjoyed a fun-filled day of food and fun, music and fellowship as…

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Saying Goodbye to Our Director of Administration, Ms. Barb Frost

By theextension | July 23, 2021

This month, The Extension says goodbye to our Director of Administration Ms. Barbara Frost, otherwise known as the “Queen Bee.” I was able to sit down and have lunch with Barb recently to talk about her time at The Extension and what her future plans include. Barb has faithfully served The Extension and our residents…

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Healthy Gut, Healthy You!

By theextension | July 23, 2021

Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gut-brain connection is no joke; it can link anxiety to stomach problems and vice versa. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety,…

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Bible On TAP – Called to Love, Serve and Give Through Faith

By theextension | July 23, 2021

It is early Saturday morning at The Extension, and the guys are waking up and looking forward to a hearty breakfast provided by the Bible On Tap Men’s Ministry. Led by Joe Paonessa, Bible On Tap started serving at The Extension in 2018 after they came out to build out the stage in the AA…

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The Power of Community Wins Again for The Extension and AssuranceAmerica

By theextension | July 23, 2021

Two million dollars. That’s the fundraising goal Tyler Driver, the executive director of The Extension, has as we enter 2021. Part of the residential recovery program’s new “Capital Campaign,” these dollars will go toward the work the nonprofit does with homeless men and women who suffer from addiction. This includes continuing the construction of an…

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And The Award Goes To…

By theextension | July 23, 2021

The Extension awards The Karl Steinichen Award for Volunteer Service and the Dr. Judith A Hoyt Award for Community Leadership Last year was like no other, The Extension faced challenges we could have never imagined, but strong community partnerships helped us successfully navigate the storms of 2020. Every year, The Extension gives out two awards…

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Cher Randall, our new Women’s Director.

By theextension | July 23, 2021

The Extension Welcomes Cher Randall as our new Women’s Director. Cher Randall has worked with The Extension for over ten years and holds a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University.  Before moving into her current role, Cher served as the Assistant Director of the men’s program and the Director of Quality Control and Compliance…

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