Who We Are
Meet the new Executive Director of Front Steps
Greg McCormack stepped into the role effective February 1, 2018. McCormack has served as Program Director at Front Steps since 2014 and brings over 25 years of social service and executive leadership experience to Front Steps.
“Front Steps is fortunate to have found a leader with housing and emergency shelter experience who also has a proven track record of working within the community to enhance resources for those who need them the most,” said Rod Johnson, Front Steps Board President.
McCormack has spent his career in the nonprofit sector, starting as a Case Manager, and eventually moving on to manage programs that serve the homeless and underserved population. After graduate school, he worked briefly at the Austin State Hospital with individuals experiencing chronic mental illness.
In 1993 he moved to California and worked for Goodwill Industries, managing Welfare to Work Programs and Workforce Training programs for homeless veterans. In 2001 he joined U.S. VETS, where he eventually became the Executive Director of U.S. VETS – Long Beach from 2006-2013. At U.S. VETS he helped grow the budget to over $5 million, and helped manage the largest facility in the country that provided housing and social services to over 550 formerly homeless and disabled veterans.
Returning to his home state, Texas, he came to Front Steps as the Program Director, overseeing multiple programs at the ARCH, and in the community. Greg is passionate about his work for the homeless in Austin, and looks forward to working with the rest of the homeless service providers on ending homelessness in Austin.
One thing is certain, no one ever hopes to be homeless.
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.
Front Steps provides a pathway home for our neighbors experiencing homelessness by offering emergency shelter, affordable housing, recuperative medical care, supportive services, and community awareness.
Our Vision: No person in our community should ever have to spend the night on the streets.