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.
The gift of desperation is a beautiful thing. How you gain it is another story. My life has never been a fairy tale but I can say I was blessed with a large family that loved me from day one the best they knew how. I was the first child and grandchild so to say … Continued
It was a pretty spring day in May two-and-a-half years ago. Mother’s Day weekend. I found myself sitting in a conference room at a recovery center in another state. I was attending a family workshop with a dozen other strangers sharing the awful bond of having an adult child in treatment for drug addiction. The … Continued
I came to The Extension April 18, 2016, completely broken, hating myself and ready for something different. Having just served close to 9 months in jail, I was humble and willing to do anything to never have to go back! I had lived a “normal life” before my active addiction, owned a home, was married … Continued
Currently, we have one 15 passenger van that is shared between the Men’s and the Women’s campuses. The Men’s campus has a capacity of 47 beds, and the Women’s has a capacity of 20 beds. That’s a lot of people sharing one van! Due to lack of transportation, the women have had difficulties participating in … Continued
This spring at The Extension Barbara J. Crafton Center (our women’s campus), we are organizing a community garden project! We are calling the project “Community Roots”. We have a beautiful garden space with raised beds that were built as part of an Eagle Scout project. We came up with a great idea that will use … Continued