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Our Mission Statement

The staff at Footprints to Recovery believe in giving our clients the best environment to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and professionalism. This is our principal belief in operating Footprints as you enter into sober living environment where residents and staff work together. 

About us....

Footprints to Recovery is a residential recovery community for women and men seeking recovery, who are working a 12-step program with a sponsor, and are ready to proceed to the next level of their recovery. Footprints is designed as the next step towards living on your own. The homelike facilities in South Nashville, Donelson,  and Brentwood offer accountability and structure to fit the individual needs.

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Meet our Directors


Phyllis Abuan Yaney

Founder, Executive Director

Phyllis Abuan is the founder and current proprietor of Footprints to Recovery. She has more than fifteen years working in and among twelve step recovery programs and founded Footprints to Recovery in 2008. She currently teaches a peer-to-peer codependency class at our women's residence and has done extensive work with other addicts and alcoholics inside and outside of hospitals and treatment centers alike. She is a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others and is deeply compassionate to the plight of those who suffer from this disease.



Jessi Boyd 


Director of Operations

Jessi Cashion started her journey at Footprints to Recovery as a client of the program over 5 years ago. She stayed involved in her recovery by starting the first CMA meeting in Nashville and completing Davidson County Recovery Court. After graduating the Footprints program, she became a house manager  for one of our women's houses and began teaching Relapse Prevention, and  Co Dependency every week. Jessi began working for Footprints in 2020. She has truly found her passion for helping others.


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