Footprints is a structured sober living environment for women in early recovery. Located in Prescott, Arizona, Footprints is the sister facility of New Freedom Recovery House for men. Both homes are situated in the heart of the city, which has a thriving local recovery community with over 100 AA meetings a week. Footprints provides young women with peer support and recovery tools in a safe and comfortable space.
Accommodations and Amenities
The Footprints facility is a four-plex in downtown Prescott. Each two-bedroom apartment is home to four women, who share a double-occupancy bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Each bedroom includes twin-sized beds, nightstands, lamps, closets and dressers. The quaint building has been updated and has on-site laundry facilities.
Clients are responsible for their own groceries and food preparation. A $900 move-in deposit covers a pre-paid credit card that is designed to cover the cost of a resident’s food until she finds a job. Smoking is prohibited inside the houses but is allowed outdoors if the property is clean of cigarette butts. House managers live on the premises to provide supervision.
Rules and Regulations
Footprints is a six-month program and all new clients must have already undergone detox and be medically stable. Residents with co-occurring disorders are responsible for getting outside psychiatric help as well as monitoring and managing their own medications. All women at Footprints are required to participate in outpatient treatment. This can be individual therapy, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or structured aftercare. They are referred to Freedom Recovery Center, a local treatment facility that has a cooperative relationship with Footprints, if necessary.
The program at Footprints is pretty strict. There is no family contact allowed and no cell phones or other electronic devices for the first 30 days. They are also prohibited from getting new tattoos and piercings, using personal laptops or DVD players and attending school. This gives the women a chance to bond with housemates and focus on recovery. During the first 30 days, clients must also find a sponsor, home group and service commitment. The residents must attend daily 12-step meetings, be at the daily “circle” (a house check-in meeting) and attend local AA events with the house.
During that time, they must secure a job to become self-supporting. Clients must be off work on Sunday and participate in unity events with the house. They are required to complete individually assigned chores every day and participate in “deep clean” once per week. The curfew is 11 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 12 am Fridays and Saturdays. At Footprints, relationships with the opposite sex are also strictly regulated. Clients must have no direct contact with men until they have been in the house three months and finished their Ninth Step. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse must leave the premises immediately.
After a resident leaves the Footprints sober living community, they are eligible for six months of free extended care. They will continue to have access to one house circle a week, as well as one licensed group session provided through Freedom Recovery Center. All attending clients to the alumni program are subject to random urine drug screens.
With a tight group of other women in recovery and plentiful 12-step meetings, Footprints offers women a great foundation in recovery at an affordable cost. For those looking for a solid, sober community in the Prescott, Arizona area, Footprints is an excellent choice.
743 Miller Valley Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301
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