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Who We Are

Our Mission

To teach single mothers how to restructure their lives according to Biblical truth and become self-sufficient, productive, members of society.

Our Vision

Transforming families to impact the world.

"So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless." James 2:17

  • Self-reflection       

  • New direction

  • Responsibility       

  • Accountability

  • Hope for change   

  • Self-sufficiency

  • 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

  • Counseling

  • Mentoring

  • 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

Our Moms Call This "Home"

 "For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in." Ps 27:10 

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.


We seek to be trustworthy, by doing the right thing when nobody is looking.

Col 3:2

The Heart of A Missionary

In 1997 I sensed the Lord calling me off of my corporate job of 9 1/2 years to serve in full-time ministry to homeless women and children in Philadelphia. The following year, I quit my lucrative job, walked away from my pension, got rid of my apartment, sold all of my things, and moved into Wayne Hall as a missionary to homeless women and children. I eventually became the Director and served for 21 years until 2019 when the parent organization decided to discontinue the ministry to homeless women and children and the home was closed.  Upon closure, all of the families were displaced.  This was a devastating turn of events.


However some supporters of the ministry didn't want to see the ministry end, and neither did I or the staff.  They rallied together to try to acquire the property back so the ministry could continue. Ultimately, Dee Adcock purchased the property for the ministry and other friends of the ministry came together with seed money for renovations.  Now, the place where I started as a volunteer missionary is home to my own ministry, Life turning Point of Philadelphia.  

When they walk in the door, I love to hear the moms tell their kids, "We're home!"   Or when they call the office & say "I'm on my way HOME." I also love seeing the moms gain a practical understanding of the Bible and realize that God is personal, He loves them, and cares about every aspect of their lives.  Home is where the heart is and I count it a privilege that God has chosen me to provide a home for these women and children.

Rita Whitaker - Founder, Executive Director

Our Team

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up."Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Board of Directors

Rita Whitaker- Founder, Executive Director
Dee Adcock (Retired Businessman) - President
Yvette Young (Account Manager, US Facilities)
- Acting Vice President
Vincent Calloway (Founder, V. Calloway Counseling Assoc.)
- Board Member, Chaplain
Lawanda Morris (Senior VP and Chief Risk Officer, PHEAA)
- Treasurer
Cynthia Echewa (Retired RN, Life Connecting Ministries)
- Board Member, Secretary
Shandai Jenkins (President and Founder, The REFUGE Hub)
- Board Member
Tom Stevens (President Pro-Life Union of Greater Phila.)
- Board Member,
Bruce Clydesdale (Assoc. Pastor Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church)
- Board Member
Eloise Young (Retired SVP Strategic and Information Services, PGW)
- Board Member
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