Vista, CA – And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Organizations to unveil renovated outdoor space for foster youth and youth at risk or currently experiencing homelessness.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 18th from 3:15 – 4:45 PM
WHERE: Just in Time for Foster Youth and Lifeline Community Services Drop-in Center 302 N Indiana Avenue, Vista, CA, 92084
WHAT: Foster youth, and youth at risk for or currently experiencing homelessness will find a newly renovated space when they access services at The House Drop-in Center shared by Lifeline Community Services and Just in Time for Foster Youth. Renovations will be unveiled in a Backyard Beautification Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m on July 18th.
Renovations to the outdoor space include modern bench seating, outdoor furniture, market lights and a new mural by local artist Hanna Daly, as well as much needed structural upgrades. The restoration was made possible by funds from The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors and The Church at Rancho Bernardo. Program speakers will include a youth client with lived experience, representatives from Office of Supervisor Jim Desmond (District 5) and Office of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer (District 3), and City of Vista Mayor John Franklin to say a few heartfelt words about the important value this space provides to the at-risk youth in the local community.
WHY: Just in Time for Foster Youth and Lifeline Community Services aim to provide a safe, trauma-informed space for youth to relax and enjoy community. The North Country Drop-in Center, or “The House,” is a unique space in which both organizations work together to ensure all young adults will have access to case management, crisis intervention, basic needs, housing navigation, referrals to other supportive services, as well as food, internet access, laundry/shower facilities, recreational space, and a welcoming home-like environment.
About Just in Time for Foster Youth -Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) is a nonprofit that serves young people out of the foster care system after age 18 who leave without a safety net or a family to assist with their transition to adulthood. JIT provides a community of support to help these young adults stay on the path to self-sufficiency. Serving nearly 3,000 youth annually, JIT is focused on stable housing, essential education, meaningful employment, financial security, reliable transportation, positive connections, confidence, and well-being. For more information, visit www.jitfosteryouth.org.
About Lifeline Community Services -North County Lifeline (DBA Lifeline Community Services) is a nonprofit dedicated to building self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based. We serve members of our community through clinically-strong and evidence-based programs that focus on positive youth development, child abuse prevention, housing and self-sufficiency, behavioral health, and human trafficking victim and survivor services. Lifeline connects with over 25,000 children, adults, and families each year with over 270+ active staff and volunteers and manages a $16 million annual budget. This year, as Lifeline celebrates fifty years of service, we remain committed to serving the most vulnerable members of our San Diego community with life-changing, high-quality services. For more information, visit lifelinecs.org.