Footprints of Hope


City of Gadsden, Alabama

Footprints of Hope is a ministry for hurting, wounded people. Each person faces times of inner conflict, stress, emotional pain and loss. Any one of these issues can push a person to their limits, and even of their faith. There are times that a hurting person needs someone who will listen, understand, and help chart a course filled with concrete workable solutions. Footprints strive to maintain a safe-nurturing environment where unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness are manifested.

Footprints of Hope is led by John & Mary Kay Tortoriello, both of whom are ordained ministers and has Master"s Degrees in Addictions and Marriage & Counseling. Both are experienced in helping those who struggle with life"s brokenness. They work with chemically dependent people, including drugs, alcohol, emotional issues, and marriage and family problems. John and Mary Kay also conduct groups and interventions with dysfunctional families. Footprints of Hope work with people of little or no means. With love and encouragement Footprints seeks to facilitate the process of turning despair into hope for families and individuals. Footprints of Hope is a place where people can be overcomers utilizing effective coping skills, and gain maturity, stability, and success through the development of Life Skills classes over time. Footprints of Hope"s desire is for each person to experience meaningful personal growth instead of being defeated without help. People cannot break destructive patterns without the awareness that they have choices and that trials will come -- they're just a part of life, and they can overcome not just endure.

Footprints of Hope is a valued ministry here in Gadsden, Alabama and I highly recommend this ministry and encourage you to give them every consideration.

Sincerely,
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Sherman Guyton
Mayor