Welcome to Footprints, Inc.

In March 2018, nine Footprints staff members took part in a four day training session with Dr. Juliana Taymans, one of the program’s authors, to become certified “Thinking for a Change” facilitators.

Since 2001, Footprints has brought help and healing to those in recovery from substance use disorder 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 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 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, a computer skills training, recovery coaching, 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.

The center is also home to our Outpatient Treatment program.  Help is available for low income individuals who suffer from substance use disorder 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 disorder 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.