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Gretchen M.

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Review for Just in Time for Foster Youth, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Just in Time for Foster Youth is a much needed organization with truly phenomenal leadership under Don Wells. I support them as both a volunteer and a donor. My experience has been in their My First Home area as I lead a church ministry group that focuses on foster youth. For Just in Time we provide move-ins for the former foster youth that are moving into their first apartments. I have found the JIT staff to be extremely responsive, personal and professional. They have a "can do" attitude as demonstrated when we were able to get a grant to pay for foster youth to get drivers training lessons. JIT not only made that work but built a new program called Changing Lanes that goes far beyond just helping them get their drivers training done. Our ministry is also sharing the cost of a storage space so that we can increase the furniture donations for the My First Home program. It is working great thanks to Don's "we can make it work" attitude and follow up. He will not only return an email at all hours of day, he and other JIT board members often show up to move-ins to say hi and offer encouragement to the foster youth and other volunteers. This organization does much more for foster youth and is a shining example of what a nonprofit should be!

Role:  Volunteer