Welcome to Front Steps


Front Steps was formed in 1997 as the Capital Area Homeless Alliance in response to a recommendation of the Community Action Network’s 1996 Comprehensive Plan for Addressing Homelessness. From its founding, our philosophy has been that all people deserve the dignity of a safe place to call home. Front Steps manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) via a contract with the City of Austin. In the early years, we served 50-75 homeless clients a day from a small storefront location in downtown Austin. Today, Front Steps provides day resources to over 800 homeless men and women daily at [...]