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.
Led by a staff of licensed and certified counselors, holding some
of the highest credentials in the addiction recovery field, we
serve the community through a long-term, comprehensive
Residential Recovery Program for homeless, addicted men and
women that is also a source of strength for others suffering
from addiction within the community.
We do this with the involvement of the caring community that we
serve. Everyday volunteers serve at our two campuses,
providing meals, helping with special projects and connecting
with our residents in ways that words can never describe.
Others donate money or contribute much needed supplies or other
goods. Together we help change lives.
It's been that way from the
In 1987, the Marietta-Cobb Winter Shelter was
established by local churches and community leaders to
provide emergency shelter for homeless people during the
was soon realized that homelessness is not a problem
itself but rather a symptom of a problem.
For most homeless men and many homeless women in
our community, that problem is addiction and its causes.
In 1995, the organization expanded its mission
and changed its name to The Extension.
Since then, we have
grown to become the largest Residential
Recovery Program for homeless, addicted men in the North
Metro area, and in May 2009 we opened the Barbara J.
Crafton Center, a 20-bed facility for women.
With the help of a caring community, we continue to grow
to meet the community's needs. We encourage you to
browse through our website and learn more about The
Extension and ways that you can help—or better
yet, drop by and see firsthand how lives are being
transformed at The Extension. When you come by,
we're sure you will find your place in our organization.
We look forward to seeing you!