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

$30k in 30 Days

Help us match funds and double the number of youth who receive help transforming empty apartments into safe, stable homes they can be proud of!

The Sternglanz Foundation of Cardiff has generously offered to match all contributions that come through this campaign during the month of October — up to $15,000 in matching funds — which means we can double that $15,000 to $30,000!! So every dollar you send to JIT will be worth two dollars to help us serve hundreds of transition age youth at this critical time in their lives when they need the guidance and support that shows someone really cares for them.

"Confident, Capable, Connected:

Just in Time lives up to these three values. Since joining JIT my life has changed dynamically! Thank you for your support.”

~ Rickanian “Ricky” Williams ~

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.

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?

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 Difference

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


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 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 2019-2020 campaign to raise the funds to ensure that the road to self-sufficiency is open to a new Pathways cohort.

Help from the Heart

Are you ready to create lasting change for a young person on the road to becoming
Confident, Capable and Connected?