Recovery Community Center

A one-of-a-kind oasis, our center offers education, referrals, support and fellowship for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders. The Wayne D. White Recovery Community Center is located in the heart of Kansas City’s Eastside at 4501 Troost Avenue (map), the Troost 25 bus stops right in front of the facility. It is a […]

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Heroes Home Gate

Announcement: We now have T-Shirts! Please consider purchasing a Heroes Home Gate T-Shirt as a way of supporting our mission. View our merchandise here! After his service in Vietnam, our founder, Brother Wayne White, had a special place in his heart for his fellow veterans. This led to his establishing a program to address Veteran […]

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M.A.M.A.’s House

We operate a safe and supportive residence for women who are in recovery from substance use disorders and other problems. The program was opened in 2017 and is accredited by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. M.A.M.A.’s House is staffed by individuals who have Recovery Support Specialist and Recovery Support Specialist-Peer credentials from the Missouri […]

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Outpatient Treatment Program

At Footprints, we offer a state-certified outpatient substance use disorder treatment program that has professional counselors and certified peer specialists. All activities are held at the Wayne D. White Recovery Community Center. Participants in the Footprints outpatient treatment program attend three one-hour sessions a week for approximately three months.  Two of the sessions are classes […]

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Footprints Recovery Services

Footprints was featured on Channel 41’s SafeKC series for working to help criminal justice-involved individuals find new lives in recovery. Watch the story

Since 2001, Footprints has brought help and healing to those in recovery from substance use disorders and shelter and hope for homeless veterans.

Our mission is to build safe environments that ignite positive change through love and outreach. We provide services to people in recovery including outpatient treatment, transitional 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 disorders. We see ourselves as trusted servants, ushering those who seek a new life onto the road to long-term recovery.

Heroes Home Gate, our transitional housing program 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.

We serve the community at large through our Recovery Community Center located on Troost Avenue. It is named in honor of our founder, Wayne D. White.  It features a drop-in center, fellowship, support groups, computer skills training, recovery coaching, and classes for veterans and non-veterans who are seeking to overcome substance use disorders. View our meeting schedule of recovery groups and other activities at the center.

The center is also home to our Outpatient Treatment program.  Help is available for low-income individuals who suffer from substance use disorders and have no insurance or income to pay for such services.

MAMA’s House, our newest program, is a safe and supportive residence for women who are in recovery from substance use disorders and other difficulties. The program is accredited by the National Alliance of Recovery Residences.

Footprints is certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a provider of Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Support services and is governed by a board of directors made up volunteers from the local community.