Founded in 2001, Footprints, Inc. exists to build safe environments that ignite positive change through love and outreach. We provide services to people in recovery including housing, support group meetings, life skills and a drop in center. Also, in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA), we provide housing and case management for homeless veterans. This includes a variety of services from counseling to transportation.
We work with the community to recognize, embrace, and assist homeless veterans and people afflicted with substance use disorder. We see ourselves as trusted servants, ushering those who seek a new life onto the road to long-term recovery.
Heroes Home Gate, our temporary residence for veterans, is part of the Homeless Veterans Health Care Initiative of the U.S. Veterans Administration. We assist program participants by providing shelter with supportive services. Our goal is placement in permanent housing by providing move-in assistance that includes furniture and housewares.
Our recovery community center on Troost Avenue, named in honor of our founder, Wayne D. White, offers fellowship, support groups, counseling and classes for veterans and non-veterans who are seeking to overcome substance use disorder. View our meeting schedule of recovery groups and other activities at the center.
MAMA’s House, our newest program ,is a safe and supportive residence for women who are in recovery from substance use disorder. The program is accredited by the National Association of Recovery Residences.
Footprints is certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a provider of Recovery Support Services and is governed by a board of directors made up volunteers from the local community.