Our Services Are Still Available!

We are here for you during these uncertain times! Our Youth Services and drop-in hours remain available throughout this unprecedented pandemic (with appropriate precautions), and we are here for every member of our community — participants, alumni, volunteers, investors, staff, and partners! We will get through this together.


We’ve revamped our site to make it easier for you to discover all things JIT! We’d love to hear what you think. Feel free to contact us with any feedback you may have — whether compliments or improvements — so we can make sure that we’re continuing to meet the needs of our Caring Community.

From Unsupported to Unstoppable

“The opportunities I have discovered are invaluable and the support I have received, and am continuing to receive, is phenomenal.”

Click to learn how Isaac’s life has been evolving since he found us Just in Time!

FY19 Annual Gratitude Report

In our FY2019 Annual Gratitude Report, we look back at an extraordinary series of accomplishments that go higher than any aspirations we could have imagined in years past. It includes impactful stories of youth-centered services, powerful volunteer engagement and visionary investments delivered in combination with growing partnerships, significant collaborations and supportive networks that nurture lasting change.

Introducing Our First North County-Specific Service

We are excited to announce our newest service, Guide to Greatness! G2G combines elements of our core services into a holistic resource focused on building financial literacy, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, and encouraging professional development for participants in North County.

Our Youth Are College Bound!

Our College Bound service is helping transition age foster youth succeed in college and beyond — and they are proving they are more than worth the investment! Out of over 500 youth who have joined College Bound, 80% have conquered their college career – that’s as much as 26 times the national graduation rate for former foster youth!

Taking Employment to the NEXT Level

Our new NEXTjobs initiative is equipping youth with the skills and resources that will help them succeed in the modern job market! By encouraging a skills-based, growth mindset, our youth are gaining the tools they need to excel in the evolving employment ecosystem.

Get Involved

Need Assistance?

If you live in San Diego County, are between ages 18-26 and have EVER spent time in foster care, you are eligible to receive JIT services.

Volunteer with JIT

From one-day events to long-term coaching relationships, we have volunteer opportunities that fit your availability and experience!

Make an Impact

Help break the cycle of foster care by making an investment in the futures of the youth we serve. We offer many ways to give!


JIT’s mission is to engage 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. We believe consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.


The latest and greatest happenings with Just in Time.

Licensed to Thrive

Licensed to Thrive

Marquita’s entire life changed in third grade when she was taken away during school and placed into the foster care system. In her 11 years in care, she was initially separated from her sister,...

Conquering College and the Future

Conquering College and the Future

As a child, Samantha spent nine years in the foster care system before the court appointed her grandmother as the legal guardian of her and her four siblings. Growing up, she witnessed high crime in...