Austin Resource Center for the Homeless - Shelter ARCH Downtown Austin

Shelter details

  • Added Jun 1, 2020 | Last Update Jun 1, 2022
  • 500 E 7th St
       Austin, TX 78701
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  • (512) 305-4100

Mission Statement

"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."
- Source: Austin Resource Center for the Homeless - Shelter ARCH Downtown Austin website


Front Steps provides emergency shelter, day resource services, case management, permanent supportive housing and medical respite for Austin's homeless community.

The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) serves as the first point of entry into the homeless social service system for many of Austins adults experiencing homelessness.

Our doors are open to everyone, whether this is their first time being homeless, or they have been living on the streets for years. The ARCH is designed to assess client needs, provide information on how and where to access services, and meet the basic emergency needs of homeless adults.

The ARCH also provides sleeping areas for homeless people to rest, day or night, and a Day Resource Center to get out of the elements during the day.

(512) 978-9920

Question & Answers (7)

  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?
  6. Are people on Parole allowed there?
  7. Do you need an ID?

Comments (1)

  1. avatar
    Seanvmail says

    Yes, I'm so in need of a safe place to come. I need stability and mental health care. I'm fully able to work and so would appreciate help in assisting me get back on my feet. I've never been homeless and never thought I'd ever be so so pushed so low. My mother has taken everything from me and destroyed my reputation which I can explain later. I just need help getting back to who I am. Please help me get back to who I really am. Rumors developed and now I'm ruined. You be the judge and see for yourself that I'm a man and with so much integrity. Most of all throughout all of this I've never let Jesus out of my heart. Jesus said the truth always comes to light and I trust he will Prove all of I say. I'm willing to shovel dirt as long as I'm surrounded by real Christians looking to help me not control me. Please believe I'm an honest man and I'll Do anything to prove that. I'm coming to Austin On Wednesday a few days from now with no place to go. Please help me.: I must escape these evil people trying to destroy me. May God bless u and your families. Sean Viryasiri-Nashville TN

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