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Tequeya Spann-Payne


Walking with a Purpose Corporation was founded in 2022 by Founder and CEO Tequeya Spann-Payne. Tequeya is a loving wife and mother she shares 8 children with her best friend of 13 years. Her greatest support and encourage comes from her mother, mother and sister-in-law and her late sister whose childcare business she helped run. Tequeya has been in the Home Care Providers industry for over 20 years. She became a caregiver after caring for her neighbors and working with her church’s children ministry. She also owns T-2 Taking Territory Daycare located in Merrillville, Indiana. Through childcare she gained insight on the hardships young women face every day. Tequeya is very passionate about helping young women fulfill their passion and purpose. She created Walking with a Purpose to become a tool these women can utilize to seek resources, shelter, and become financially free.

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We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To provide transitional housing and supportive services to motivated and determined women ages 30 and up who are facing financial challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other outlets that hinder them from being able to maintain stability.

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Our Vision

To create a world where every woman is given the opportunity to rise above adversity and discover her path to self-sufficiency.

Core Values

Empowerment: We believe in empowering women to regain control of their lives, fostering their inner strength and resilience to overcome challenges and achieve self-sufficiency.

Community: We value the sense of community and connection as a source of support and inspiration. We create a safe and nurturing environment where women can build meaningful relationships, share experiences, and find a sense of belonging.

Accountability: We are committed to being accountable to our clients, supporters, and the broader community. We operate transparently, efficiently, and responsibly, ensuring that resources are used effectively to fulfill our mission.

Empathy: We strive to understand and empathize with the challenges our clients face, actively listening to their needs and concerns. Through empathy, we provide tailored services that address their specific circumstances.

Independence: We promote independence as a fundamental goal. We aim to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to become self-sufficient, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Resilience: We encourage resilience as a core value, both in our clients and in our organization. We believe that setbacks can be opportunities for growth and learning, and we support women in building resilience on their path to stability.

Hope: We instill hope in the lives of the women we serve, believing that, with the right support and determination, they can overcome obstacles and create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”— Serena Williams

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