Community Collaborations

Our Partners for Collaborative Impact

What makes Just in Time unique is that it welcomes former foster youth into a broad Community of peers and adults who truly care about their well-being and success. In addition to our 600+ volunteers, Just in Time has formed collaborative relationships throughout San Diego County. We believe Collaboration is the key to substantive, transformative change, both in the lives of the youth we serve and in the welfare of our community.


Foster Youth Transitions Collaborative (FYTC)
San Diego Center for Children, Voices for Children, Just in Time for Foster Youth, and the San Diego Foundation
FYTC is designed to bridge the gap between youth in care and youth in transition with a portable and evolving plan that is tied to resources and relationships after emancipation.

North County Lifeline & Just in Time for Foster Youth
This partnership was formed to create greater access to services for North County San Diego youth with a welcoming drop-in center located in Vista known as “The House.” By combining resources, JIT and LifeSpring at North County Lifeline utilize the space for current participants/clients as well as homeless and other at-risk transition-age youth.

Stepping Stone Life Transition Support & Just in Time for Foster Youth
This partnership has been instrumental in the creation of Rise to Resilience, an innovative approach to empower JIT participants by mitigating the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and building resilience.

JIT has also taken a leadership role in the following initiatives to create systemic change and a better future for all young people in San Diego County:

Fostering Futures Initiative (founded by Leslye Lyons)
San Diego County Extended Foster Care (EFC) Survey to increase access to resources for youth in EFC.

Child Welfare Services Advisory & Workgroups (formed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors)
Recommendations and sub-committees to improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care.

Strong Families, Thriving Communities Initiative (facilitated by Clinton Health Matters Initiative, San Diego Foundation, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency)
Established San Diego Mentorship Network

  • Individualized Support
  • Safe and Open-Minded Places
  • Supportive and Genuine Staff
  • Effective and Clear Communication



Assistance League

Carlsbad-Laguna-Temecula Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Center Church San Diego

Century Club of San Diego

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Children’s Advocacy Institute

Child Welfare Services Advisory Group

Children’s Legal Services

Coastal Community Foundation

Creative Yarn Group

Day for Change

Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary Club

Eagles Organization

Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club

Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club

Girlfriends Care

Gumpert Foundation

Hand to Hand

Impact Giving

Jewish Community Foundation

Junior League of San Diego

Knights of Columbus Council #12749

La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club

La Jolla Kiwanis Club

Leichtag Foundation

Luminous City Church

Mission Beach Women’s Club

Mission Church of the Nazarene

Mission Hills United Church of Christ

My Girlfriend’s Closet

Poway Quilters

Public Defender Outreach Committee

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach

Rotary Club of La Jolla

Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

San Diego Foundation

San Diego Grantmakers

San Diego Nice Guys

San Diego Social Venture Partners

San Diego Women’s Foundation

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Soroptimist International of Coronado

Soroptimist International of La Jolla

Soroptimist International of La Mesa

Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad

The Charter 100

The Church at Rancho Bernardo

The Grove Church

Tifereth Israel Sisterhood

Women Give San Diego