Footprints to Recovery Colorado

Footprints to Recovery

Aurora, Colorado

Just 30 minutes from Denver, Footprints to Recovery in Aurora, CO provides a welcoming environment to safely remove the hold of addiction while addressing the underlying issues that fuel substance abuse. Our evidence-based medical detox program keeps clients as comfortable as possible during withdrawal. Physicians and nurses monitor them around the clock and ease withdrawal symptoms with proven medications and approaches such as AcuDetox.


2602 S. Ensenada Way
Aurora, CO 80013
United States
(877) 210-5807

Footprints to Recovery

Centennial, Colorado

A quick 20-minute drive from Denver, Footprints to Recovery in Centennial, CO offers a welcoming setting to address the underlying issues that fuel substance abuse and learn healthy coping skills. Addiction treatment is trauma-focused and evidence-based. A blend of traditional, alternative, and experiential approaches ensures clients address the physical, mental, and emotional wounds of addiction.


6505 S Paris St.
Centennial, CO 80111
United States
(877) 210-5807

Our Detox and Residential Facility

Our detox and residential facility provides a comfortable setting with private amenities and is staffed 24/7 by our experienced clinicians. To assist each person within our care, our addiction treatment program is tailored to the client’s individual needs with evidence-based therapies, trauma-informed care, experiential groups, family integration, and case management. We also offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when appropriate. During detox and residential treatment, our Colorado recovery team assists clients in reaching their goals in early recovery as they form new coping skills and heal from the underlying causes of addiction.

At Footprints to Recovery Colorado, our medical detox and residential inpatient program works to build a strong foundation for sobriety and provide the necessary clinical support to navigate early sobriety. We strive to create an atmosphere of safety, healing, and hope where individuals can begin their journey of recovery. While transitioning through the inpatient levels of care, our clients recieve guidance in learning the skills necessary to live healthy lives free from substance abuse. 

Our Outpatient Treatment Facility

Our Colorado recovery center strives to create a safe, secure, and supportive environment for our clients so they can maintain their motivation and achieve their long-term recovery goals. To do so, our staff provides the highest level of treatment and care while educating and empowering our clients. During our outpatient levels of care, our licensed and trained clinicians help individuals build strong coping skills that will help them stay sober and live a fulfilling life of recovery.

At Footprints to Recovery Colorado, our comprehensive continuum of care offers the necessary skills and support you need for lasting recovery and successful reintegration into society. As clients transition through partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment, they will receive individual counseling, group therapy, life-skills training, and holistic health services. Our aftercare services also include traditional outpatient care such as peer mentoring groups, alumni events, continuing care planning, job search assistance, sober living housing referrals, and access to other local recovery resources.

What to Expect at Footprints to Recovery

A quick drive from Denver, Footprints to Recovery in Aurora and Centennial, CO provides a safe, accepting space where clients can cleanse their bodies of toxins and address the root causes of drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction treatment is trauma-focused and evidence-based. A blend of traditional, alternative, and experiential approaches ensures clients address the physical, mental, and emotional wounds of addiction.

Our clinicians are highly credentialed addiction and mental health professionals who are passionate about clients’ recovery. Many are trained in trauma therapies and other approaches that are effective in getting to the root causes of addiction. Clients learn to change the thought and behavioral patterns that fuel addiction and begin repairing the physical and spiritual wounds of substance abuse.

Colorado Addiction Treatment Programs

Levels of care in our Colorado addiction treatment programs include:

Medical Detox Program
Our medical detox program provides 24/7 medical supervision to ensure that each client is safe and secure while going through alcohol or drug withdrawal. Our team of medical professionals monitors each client’s progress, providing evidence-based practices and FDA-approved medications to assist in the management of withdrawal symptoms.

Residential Inpatient Program
Our residential treatment program is an intimate environment, affording us the opportunity to work side-by-side with each client to provide highly individualized care. Our inpatient program blends traditional, one-on-one, and group therapy with a wide range of holistic practices such as in-house yoga, mindfulness and meditation, AcuDetox, and chiropractic services. Clients work through their underlying causes of substance abuse and develop healthy coping skills to maintain their sobriety and create a sustainable recovery lifestyle.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Our PHP program is a good option for people who require the structure and support of a residential treatment program but prefer to live at their own home or in a sober living residence. PHP can also serve as a step-down program between inpatient and outpatient programs. Clients in our Colorado partial hospitalization program attend treatment 6 hours per day, 5 days a week.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Clients who’ve attended residential treatment or a partial hospitalization program can benefit from an intensive outpatient program while transitioning back into everyday life. Our intensive outpatient program provides the flexibility to attend treatment during the day or in the evenings. Clients meet for 3 hours a day, 3 or 5 times a week.

Outpatient Program
Our outpatient program near Denver offers treatment 1 to 2 days every week for 3 hours each day. This level of care allows clients to maintain a family and work schedule while getting regular support in their recovery.

Military Programming
We offer a closed group for clients that have retired from the military. Using cognitive processing therapy (CPT), we help clients examine traumatic military or combat-related events, identify “stuck points,” and challenge those unhelpful beliefs about the trauma to decrease PTSD-related symptoms. Clients do not engage in exposure therapy when using CPT but learn more about trauma and PTSD symptoms, how they have become stuck by certain thoughts, and healthier ways to cope with the emotions related to a traumatic event.


We use a combination of traditional and experiential therapies that include:

Colorado Leadership

Jenna Richer

Jenna Richer, LCSW

Executive Director Colorado

Jenna Richer received her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) in 2002 from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts, and became a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in 2007. A native of Los Angeles, California, Jenna’s clinical experience includes working with individuals experiencing homelessness, severe and persistent mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders. Jenna created and managed several intensive, field-based programs providing 24/7 services to these individuals through the LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Veterans Administration (VA), using the “Housing First” and harm-reduction models.

After moving to Denver, Colorado in 2015, Jenna brought her experience with, knowledge of, and passion for homelessness, mental health, and addiction to the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), where she worked with the state securing SAMHSA grants for providers of mental health, co-occurring, and housing services.

Prior to her current role as Executive Director at Footprints to Recovery, Jenna served as the Division Director for Housing and Homelessness programs through Family Tree, working with local officials, city and county leaders, housing developers, and numerous state and county grants to implement Permanent Supportive Housing programs, which included field-based, mental health, and addiction services on site to assist in ending homelessness in Colorado.

Laurie Woodard, MA, LPCC, NCC

Laurie Woodard, MA, LAC, LPC, NCC

Director of Clinical Services

Laurie has been with Footprints to Recovery since 2019. She oversees all staff at our Colorado location including supervision as well as group scheduling, client concerns, and chart reviews. Laurie earned a master’s in counseling from Regis University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed addiction counselor (LAC), and is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting. Prior to joining Footprints to Recovery, Laurie worked in supervisory positions with youth and adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Laurie got into this work because substance abuse and mental health disorders have been prevalent in her family, and while she wanted to avoid dealing with those hard truths for a while, the experience has allowed her to empathetically help others that are struggling. Laurie says what she finds most rewarding about her work is seeing the growth in others, though they may not be able to see it within themselves right away.

“This place is amazing. The staff is caring and will do everything they can to help you. Im still attending classes and staying in housing here.”


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