Texas Homeless Network

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Meet THN Team Member Kyra Henderson

Kyra Henderson is the Data Coordinator for the Texas Balance of State CoC. She is charged with organizing and executing the Annual Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count along with responding to data requests and creating data visualizations. 

Kyra is originally from Littleton, Colorado and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. After working as a case manager for several years she realized that she wanted to join the fight to end homelessness in a new capacity. She is eager for the opportunity to work in a position where her passion for advocacy and data-informed practice work seamlessly together. 

How did you get started in homeless services? 

  • I happened upon this work when I moved from Colorado to Austin Texas. I had some background working with individuals experiencing homelessness in my previous position and I was looking for the opportunity to move into the non-profit sector in a more data-driven role. I feel lucky to have found a job that not only checked off both of those boxes, but that also came with such a passionate and strong team.

What did you do before working at THN?

  • I interned and then worked at Child Protective Services before moving into homeless services. I also have experience working in a domestic violence shelter and working with individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Complete the sentence: In a parallel life, I would be living in an apartment, above the coffee shop I own with my children (biological and/or fostered) and lots of rescue animals.

What was your first job?

  • My very first job was working at my University ticket office. I sold concert tickets, took ID photos, and even helped process passport applications.

Dog or cat? 

  • Dog! Her name is Sadie and she is the light of my life. This is what Sadie does when she comes to work with me.

A dog laying down on its side

Meet THN Team Member Kyra Henderson
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