JIT OFFICE: 619-770-1850 | YOUTH SERVICES: 760-505-6647 | NORTH COUNTY: 619-218-8566 | jit@jitfosteryouth.org

Emilio got the support he needed "Just in Time!"

“I didn’t know what love really felt like or even have food to eat. I owe a lot to Just in Time. They have given me beyond just financial support. I know I have a family behind me in the form of coaches, staff, volunteers and peers. The support is endless. It’s an exciting time.”

JIT - North County Lifeline Drop-in Center

It’s official – Just in Time has a new home in North County! We’ve teamed up with North County Lifeline to create a warm and welcoming drop-in center that will increase access to services and resources for North County transition age foster youth, homeless and/or at-risk youth and young adults.

2018 Annual Report

In this year’s FY2018 Annual Report, we’ll offer inspiring insight into our JIT Community of Heroes. 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.

June 15 and June 29, 2019

Two days of fun, inspiration and friendship, culminating in a shopping spree where participants can purchase all the things they need to start their college experience right!

Our Mission

JIT’s mission is to engage a caring community to help transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.

Our Vision

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.

Our Story

We often start with meeting an emergency need, such as rent assistance or a bus pass or setting up a first apartment. As we establish trust and build friendships, we address other needs such as money management, education support, and college graduation, job skills, networking, meaningful employment, reliable transportation, and health and well-being. We also build leadership from within — all of our Youth Services coordinators were once in foster care!


Need Assistance?

JIT provides financial support in emergency situations to transition-age foster youth.

Volunteer with JIT

Find your place as part of our extended family for foster youth in San Diego.

Make a Donation

Help break the cycle of foster care by investing in transition age foster youth!


Stories of change are what you’ll discover. Positive, lasting change. You make it possible!

Ways to Invest

Walk The Talk 2017

Walk The Talk Celebration

Our annual celebration and fundraiser promises an authentic, mission-driven experience centered on our youth and our supportive community.  Mingle with more than 400 guests and participants, enjoy a gourmet dinner and help us celebrate your support and the many successes our participants have achieved this year.

College Bound

College Bound

Education is the best way to break the cycle of foster care and give the next generation the opportunity to make a contribution of their own. Create a future by investing in a 2018 College Bound youth!

Pathways To Financial Power

Pathways To Financial Power

The road to financial security begins with knowledge, networking, and a good job! And there’s an easy way for you to join our 2018 campaign to raise the funds to ensure that the road to self-sufficiency is open to a new Pathways cohort.

Empowering Transition Age Foster Youth to Become Confident, Capable, and Connected Since 2003