Front Steps Housing and Services is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness in Cuyahoga County through permanent supportive housing and services.

Located in Cleveland’s Ohio City, we provide individuals and families with permanent, lifelong solutions to increase self-sufficiency and independence. 

Front Steps services include:

  • Safe, affordable housing;
  • Client-centered, comprehensive case management; and
  • Supportive services for individuals and families.


Founded in 1986 as Transitional Housing Inc. (THI), our organization was one of the first transitional housing programs in the U.S. to cater specifically to homeless and disabled women. By 2010, THI provided more than 3,000 women and children in Cuyahoga County with safe, affordable, temporary housing.

Today, Front Steps serves men and women—both individuals and families—with permanent supporting housing and essential services needed to regain their independence. Learn more about our founding and transformation.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our organization is rooted in the community—realizing the potential of the men, women and children we serve. Through permanent supportive housing and essential programs and services, we empower individuals, helping transform lives and create new beginnings. 

Board of Directors

The Front Steps Housing and Services Board of Directors is comprised of individuals dedicated to helping our organization achieve, and stay true to, its mission, vision and values. Learn more about the professionals who serve on our board.