We're Still Here . . . Just in time!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The New Normal

The New Normal

Change; the only thing that never changes… As our leaders scramble for solutions and mandate precautionary restrictions, we’re all settling into the “New Normal”. A heightened sense of awareness of...

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,...