Did You Know?
The Cities, Counties and Schools (CCS) Partnership found that, after emancipation:
40-50% of former foster youth become homeless within 18 months
60% of youth are destitute, earning incomes at or below $6,000 per year
Only 1-3% graduate from college
25% of foster youth will be in prison within two years of emancipation
Our Vision & Mission
Empowering Transition Age Foster Youth To Become Confident, Capable and Connected.
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Just in Time for Foster Youth engages a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. We envision a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has a community of caring adults waiting for them after 18. Consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so that they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives. To make our vision a reality, JIT mobilizes a caring community as an extended family for transitioning foster youth. This is done through consistent relationships and emergency resources provided by individuals, agencies, businesses and foundations that share our core values and mission.
Without family support, young adults are at risk of being homeless, unemployed, and under-educated. Only too often they plunge onto a path of lifelong dependence or prison.
While other programs might assist with support such as transitional housing or college scholarships, JIT looks where there is a critical need and fills that gap to ensure that motivated youth reach their goal of self-sufficient adulthood. We also fill the most important gap of all: connections to caring adults, who then become a lifelong support system and the consistent community for the youth we serve.