Just in Time for Foster Youth engages a caring community to help transitioning 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 that they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.
Without family support, young adults are at risk of being homeless, unemployed, and under-educated. Only too often they plunge onto a path of lifelong dependence or prison.
To make our vision a reality, JIT mobilizes a caring community as an extended family for transitioning foster youth. This is done through consistent relationships and emergency resources provided by individuals, agencies, businesses and foundations that share our core values and mission.
While other programs might assist with support such as transitional housing or college scholarships, JIT looks where there is a critical need and fills that gap to ensure that motivated youth reach their goal of self-sufficient adulthood. We also fill the most important gap of all: connections to caring adults, who then become a lifelong support system and the consistent community for the youth we serve.