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. 

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About us....

Footprints to Recovery is a residential recovery community for women and men seeking recovery, 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, Donaldson,  and Brentwood offer accountability and structure to fit the individual needs.

Meet our Staff


Phyllis Abuan

Program Director

Phyllis Abuan is the founder and current proprietor of Footprints to Recovery. She has more than eleven years working in and among twelve step recovery programs and founded Footprints to Recovery nearly a decade ago. 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.

Kerryn Johns

Operations Manager

Kerryn Johns began her journey with Footprints to Recovery as manager for one of our women's houses. She developed a passion for recovery, and has been working with men and women still struggling with alcoholism and addiction for the last four years. After leaving Footprints to pursue her career working in a treatment center, she remained involved by teaching our codependency class every week. She has been very involved in service work and working with 12 step programs around Davidson county and at the state level. Thankfully, Kerryn has found her way back to Footprints as our Operations Manager!