Life Turning Point
Serving women and children with Biblical strategies for life
Life Turning Point of Philadelphia was established in 2019 as a means to serve homeless women and children in Philadelphia. The program of Life Turning Point of Philadelphia is unique as it will provide a comprehensive, Bible-based, life-skills, training program for homeless women and children in the City of Philadelphia. Life Turning Point of Philadelphia provides shelter for homeless women and children for up to 18 months with a Biblical life-skills training program, while securing employment and permanent housing. This unique program will fortify our families for more robust self-sufficiency.
Statistics indicate that Philadelphia is among the “poorest” of the largest U.S. cities, with 23.3 percent of residents living in poverty. The families we serve are single parent, homeless women with children that come from a myriad of circumstances that have caused them to live below the poverty line. Some issues we face with these families are breaking the negative cycles in their lives, helping them to accept responsibility, and overcoming fear while finding the courage to face life with a new mindset. In addition to overcoming mental and emotional barriers, next, is the challenge of attaining affordable housing.
Spring has finally sprung!
You can sow a seed to begin a new season for mothers and their children at Life Turning Point of Philadelphia. Today, for as little as $25 a month, you can provide heat, shelter, hot meals, hope and so much more to families in need. Don’t wait, donate today.
To teach single mothers how to restructure their lives according to Biblical truth and become self-sufficient, productive, members of society.
Transforming families to impact the world.
“I pondered the direction of my life and turned to follow your laws.” (Psalm 119:59)
- New direction
- Hope for change
- Willingness to do the work
Each objective of our program, with the exception of Willingness to do the work and Self-sufficiency, will be met through the following components of our ministry:
- Intake and interview process
- Staff modeling Jesus Christ
- Life Skill Bible Classes
- Case Management
- Personal Assignments
The strategy for Willingness to do the work and for Self-sufficiency are as follows:
Willingness to do the work:
- Household responsibilities
- Job search
- Advanced education/training
- Personal Assignments
- Maintain employment
- Savings program
- Obtain housing
Bible based – The teaching of Scripture is the final authority and standard for all we do. (Jos. 1:8)
Christ-centered – We seek to honor the Person and character of Christ in all we do.
Integrity – We seek to be trustworthy, by doing the right thing when nobody is looking. (Col.3:22)
Commitment – We are committed to love GOD and treat others the way we want to be treated. (Matt.22:37-39)
Humility – We seek to walk in humility before GOD and with our fellow man. (James 4:6)
Excellence – In all we do, we seek to give GOD our best. (Col.3:23)
Unity – We are unified around one common goal: the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ and His Kingdom. (Phil.1:27)
Responsible – We must be wise, honest, and accountable with the resources entrusted to us. (Luke 16:11)
Distinctive – We will be who GOD called us to be and not conform to the standards of the world. (Rom.12:2)
Board Member List
RITA WHITAKER – FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DEE ADCOCK (Retired Businessman) – PRESIDENT
YVETTE YOUNG (Account Manager, US Facilities) – ACTING VICE PRESIDENT
THOMASINA JONES (Retired Superintendent of Schools, Ministry Shepherd) – SECRETARY
LAWANDA MORRIS (Senior VP and Chief Risk Officer, PHEAA) – TREASURER
VINCENT CALLOWAY (Founder, V. Calloway Counseling Associates) – BOARD MEMBER, CHAPLAIN
BRUCE CLYDESDALE (Assoc. Pastor Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church) – BOARD MEMBER
CYNTHIA ECHEWA (Retired RN, Life Connecting Ministries) – BOARD MEMBER
SHANDAI JENKINS (President and Founder, The REFUGE Hub) – BOARD MEMBER
TOM STEVENS (President Pro-Life Union of Greater Phila) – BOARD MEMBER
VERNICA WILLIAMS (Program Alumni, Social Worker) – BOARD MEMBER
ELOISE YOUNG (Retired SVP Strategic and Information Services, PGW) – BOARD MEMBER
If you would like to donate by check, please make the check payable to Philadelphia Leadership Foundation. In the memo section designate, “Life Turning Point of Philadelphia” as well as any special project you may wish to contribute towards. Please note: Funds not clearly designated are assumed to be for Philadelphia Leadership General Fund.
Checks can be mailed to:
Life Turning Point of Philadelphia
5200 Wayne Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
You may also donate online by using the “Donate Now” button below