The Northwest “Good Deed Team” Helps The Extension

  Our friends at Northwest Exterminators have kept The Extension pest-free for many years. This month, the Northwest Exterminator’s “Good Deed Team” came together to help our residents. Our technician Adam Owen stated, “Having the opportunity to support organizations like The Extension is why the Northwest Good Deed Team exists. While Northwest may be in … Continued

Stories of Hope – Shannon Dudley

“By God’s grace and mercy, I made my way home to the women’s campus of the Extension on June 7, 2016.  As a young child, my parents divorced when I was two years old.  My mom and her parents, my grandparents, raised my sister and me.  When I was eight years old, my mom remarried.  … Continued

Stories of Hope – Regaining My Balance

I was born and raised in Hoover, AL where I spent most of my life. My parents divorced when I was 3 and I lived with my alcoholic father. I grew up in an extremely strict household and my dad demanded perfection from me. When I was 14 I started drinking and experimenting with drugs, … Continued

Give Your Body the Gift of Exercise!

  March is National Women’s History Month.  It is a time when we recognize and celebrate women around the world.  Therefore, this month I am going to focus on how we as women can take better care of ourselves and really begin to enjoy the life, we have been blessed with at every stage.  I … Continued

The Sunshine Vitamin

February was cloudy, dreary, and just all around making me feel down in the dumps.  So, what’s a girl to do?  I need some vitamin D.  Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that we all take for granted here in the south.  Many northerners suffer from vitamin D deficiency, because winters up there are … Continued

Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

  Life skills classes are an important part of our program at The Extension. Learning to interact with others, and with ourselves, in a healthy way is a skill that we can all improve on. Charmon Talley is the Executive Director of the Georgia Association Recovery Residences (GARR), a certified Substance  Abuse Professional (SAP), and … Continued

Monthly Giving

  Monthly Giving Makes Good “Cents” The holidays are the season of giving. Giving is good for your heart, your health, your relationships, and your community. You may not be a millionaire or be able to make a big impressive one-time donation, but you can make a significant difference in the lives of others just … Continued

Give Christmas Away!

Give Christmas Away! When I was little, Christmas around my house was always a big celebration. Generations of my family would gather Christmas Eve for a big formal dinner. After dinner, the family would pile into the living room to exchange gifts. One family member would be designated as “Santa” and would pass out the … Continued

Professional Profiles: Robert Jordan’s Story

Mr. Robert Jordan “I hope helps all who are struggling with a family member who is in the prison of addiction, and to know that the way to love us is to challenge us.”   My name is Robert Jordan and I am a certified addiction counselor and the Director of the men’s program at … Continued