Kassie Hawkins, Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs. Kassie joined Sojourner House in 2017. She has worked in human services for eighteen years with a variety of populations, including LGBTQ+, homeless individuals, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, children, and people with substance abuse issues and/or psychiatric or physical disabilities. She coordinates the only shelter for male victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the state and heads an HIV team that provides street outreach and free, rapid, HIV testing. In 2017, Sojourner House was one of three agencies nationwide to receive the Mary Byron Project award for their LGBTQ+ work. She earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Texas.