Member Update June 19, 2018

WinShape Homes Announces Tyra Walker's Retirement


“WinShape Homes would like to announce the retirement of Tyra Walker on July 31, 2018. After 25 years of leadership, Tyra leaves a strong legacy with WinShape Homes. In the early days of the ministry, Tyra worked tirelessly alongside Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy to help him fulfill his dream of providing safe, loving, Christian homes for children who were in need of a stable family environment. Since then, Tyra  has been instrumental in the development and growth of WinShape Homes.

Over the course of Tyra’s career, WinShape Homes has grown from two group care homes to 10, including the addition of an Independent Living Program as well as a traditional foster care program.  She has been extremely active in the state and national child welfare arenas, where she has served as a member of Together Georgia, routinely spoken with elected state officials on the importance of private providers and quality care, served on numerous boards and committees and spoken to presidents on the topic of child welfare. Tyra was also appointed to the Governor’s Council on Child Welfare. 

Tyra is cherished by this ministry and has led the children and house parents that we serve with her whole heart. She has been a strong advocate for our house parents and is loved deeply by the children who have grown up in our homes.  WinShape Homes is thankful for the firm foundation she built for our ministry and looks forward to honoring her legacy as we continue to grow.”


Lara Lynn Sturgess
Assistant Director
O: 404.765.2576
C: 678.576.8474
F: 470.485.0900
5200 Buffington Road
Building 200, Suite C

Atlanta, GA 30349


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