THE EXTENSION: The Solution For Homelessness and Addiction
Marietta, GA 30061, USA
Certification: Not Certified
The right chance can transform lives, turning their future from bleak to bright. That chance is what we offer at The Extension—a comprehensive, residential recovery program serving homeless men and women who suffer from addiction to alcohol or drugs. We take a chance on them. For them, it’s the chance of a lifetime.
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.
In addition to substance abuse counseling, we provide residents with 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.