Transform Lives in the Year to Come

Please consider a year-end investment in our mission and the youth we serve so that we can continue to give hundreds of resilient young people in San Diego the essential support they need and genuinely deserve.

2022 Walk the Talk Empower Parties

We’ve reimagined our annual Walk the Talk celebration into a series of smaller in-person and virtual parties where everyone can feel safe and inspired. Sponsorships are now available!

Get the Latest Just in Time News

We’ve officially launched the Weekly Wrap-Up, a newsletter that covers all things JIT! From photos and videos, to event recaps and youth stories, we share the latest happings in our community and everything we’re achieving together!  

FY21 Annual Gratitude Report

Our FY2021 Annual Gratitude Report provides a look back at an inspiring series of accomplishments that go even higher than we could have imagined in a time when the only certainty was the strength and resilience of our community.

Inside, you’ll find stories of youth whose exceptional resourcefulness and courage motivate us every day. You’ll also see powerful evidence of how a commitment of over 5,000 volunteer hours, more than 150 collaborations and hundreds of dedicated investors empowered 1,588 young people in transition to become Confident, Capable and Connected!

From Chaos to Connection

Thank you for believing in me when I did not believe in myself. I feel like I have the confidence and fortitude to take on whatever life throws at me.”

Click to learn how Joseph transcended trauma and doubt and found the support system he need to truly thrive.

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.


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In the News

Advocates Create A Vision

Advocates Create A Vision

History was made in the San Diego region when an advocacy and empowerment group of former foster youth came together to envision a future where all individuals with lived experience have ownership...

Back on Track

Back on Track

As a young child, Irvin was taken away from his mother. He was eventually placed in a foster home that provided the basic necessities, but he always felt like he was never truly loved or cared for....

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