When Jasmine entered the foster care system at 17, there were no plans for placement with a family. She was transferred to a group home in Orange County to bide her time and age out.
“When I turned 18, I was given an address and told that I was free to go. I wasn’t prepared for where I was going to be or for the reality of being an adult. It was chaotic. There were a lot of bumps in the road.”
Jasmine joined Just in Time when she needed help furnishing her apartment. She quickly began utilizing other services like Financial Fitness and College Bound. She finally had resources and guidance to help her create an adult life.
Then, life happened. Jasmine’s car broke down, creating unexpected expenses in her budget. She called Just in Time and explained she had a three-day grace period to make her rent payment. Thankfully, she found an ally on the other end of the line. She was able to get the money for rent and pay on time.
“I know I can count on JIT to act quickly when times get tough. Honestly, Just in Time is my lifeline.”
Jasmine continues to charge toward her goals. She recently completed an internship at Foster Club and is excited to return to classes at San Diego City College where she’s pursuing a degree in social work.