Front Steps

Entry Times and Requirements: 

Complete a coordinated assessment to get on a centralized prioritization list for services:

1.Come into Front Steps (500 East 7th Street) for an in-person assessment (Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri 9:30am-4:00pm and Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm)
2. Call the Caritas Intake Hotline for a phone assessment 512-472-4135 (Available Mon-Thurs 8:00am-4:00pm, Tues 8:00am-6:00pm, and Fri 8:00-10:00am)
3. Follow up and contact Front Steps SSVF Program Manager Taryn Davis at

As children, no one ever says, when I grow up, I want to be homeless.?۝ However, homelessness is a reality in our community. Every day Front Steps serves homeless men and women, many of whom have lost hope. We strive to restore their hope and guide them home. We sincerely believe that homelessness is a journey, not a destination. Front Steps?۪ dedicated staff, board of directors, and volunteers ask you to join us on our Journey to Hope.

Our Mission:

Based on the belief that all people deserve the dignity of a safe place to call home, Front Steps mission is to provide a pathway home through shelter, affordable housing, and community education.

Providing excellent case management, support, and shelter services.
Transitioning people experiencing chronic homelessness to a variety of sustainable housing options.
Educating the community about the needs of men and women experiencing homelessness and innovative approaches to meeting those needs.

Our Vision:

To provide real answers and real solutions to the needs of people experiencing homelessness

Front Steps provides a continuum of services for ending homelessness.
Front Steps meets the needs of homeless individuals by leveraging broad, diversified streams of funding and community support.
Front Steps exercises a leadership role with providers, policy makers, and the community for real answers to issues facing homeless people.


No Requirement
Era of Service: 
No Requirement
Career Phase: 
No Requirement
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
General Under Honorable