Life. Worth. Recovery

By theextension | July 23, 2021

Growing up in a household with no structure I started using alcohol as a coping mechanism at a very early age.  I would come and go as I pleased.  Lacking discipline, I started to run with the wrong crowds, just trying to fit in.  As my drinking progressed, I thought that having a child would…

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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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FUMC of Marietta Feeds The Extension During COVID -19

By theextension | July 23, 2021

FUMC of Marietta Feeds The Extension During COVID -19  Standing together in a crisis The Extension 1507 Church Street Extension Marietta, GA 30060 www.theextension.org   Contact: Renee McCormick, Director of Community Relations reneemccormick@theextension.org, 770-590-9075 First United Methodist Church of Marietta has donated over 1,000  meals to feed the residents at The Extension during the COVID…

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Getting by with a Little Help From Our Friends

By theextension | July 23, 2021

Getting by with a Little Help From Our Friends Longtime community partner brings COVID -19 relief to The Extension   The Extension 1507 Church Street Extension Marietta, GA 30060 www.theextension.org   Contact: Renee McCormick, Director of Community Relations 770-590-9075, reneemccormick@theextension.org,    CenterState Bank has been a friend and supporter of The Extension for many years.…

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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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Story of Hope

By theextension | July 8, 2021

I am 32 years old and have suffered from a heroin addiction for the better part of my adult life. I sacrificed anything meaningful or life-affirming that I had to continue to feed and maintain this habit. I thought that I would end up dying in my addiction, becoming just another statistic. Thankfully, God had…

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