Ann Beddingfield Retires from Extended Family

When Ann Beddingfield arrived as a volunteer to help lead her first Extended Family for Kids (EFK) program in 2014, she was no stranger to the classroom.  Ann had previously retired from the Cherokee County School System after 35 ½ years as an educator.  She brought years of experience and compassion and shared these gifts […]

Extended Family 2023 Spring Fundraiser

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead Thank you so much for being part of our “small group” that is changing our world!  Your kind and generous support of Extended Family and our programs has helped so […]

Press Release – GoodRx Quotes Extended Family Director Laure Clemons, a Nationally Recognized Leading Authority on Supporting Families of the Incarcerated, in a Series of Online Articles

Laure Clemons, Founder and Director of Extended Family, a community-based non-profit organization located in Cherokee County, Alabama, was recently interviewed by Ana Gascon Ivey of the website for a series of articles titled “10 ways to Help Children Who Have Incarcerated Parents,” published on April 4, 2023, and “15 Coping Tips for Families Dealing […]