Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. (EIN#: 45-2497063)

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JFS Funders

 

JFS Affiliations

JFS Sponsors

JFS Patron Sponsors

 

JFS Sustainer Sponsors

 

    

JFS Contributor Sponsors

Brandon Consulting

Leah Karpen

Janise & Rick Silverman

Edward & Elaine Tennen


 

Jewish Family Services of WNC 
2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801 

www.jfswnc.org   

info@jfswnc.org    828.253.2900

Jewish Family Services of WNC is a non-profit social service agency

for all the people of Western North Carolina. Our comprehensive services

include mental health counseling, case management, the Elder Club

Group, caregiver support, a food pantry and much more.

                                                                     HOPE STARTS HERE!

    

 "The good we secure for ourselves is           

   

precarious and uncertain until it is

     

secured for all of us and incorporated

into our common life.”

              Jane Addams, Founder of Social Work  

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CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE OR DONATE NOW!!!

 

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There are people whose memory continues to

provide light in this world, long after they are gone.”

Let your good name and good intentions live on

             with a planned legacy gift to JFS!

                READ MORE ABOUT LEGACY PLANNED GIVING

 
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To see a list of Friends of JFS
 
Current list is for Jan-Dec 2017--
and Jan-Aug 2018.   
click here         
 
           Thank you so much for your support
    

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Jewish Family Services of WNC Offers Support to Family Caregivers!

Jewish Family Services of WNC (JFS) offers programs and services to support the needs of family members providing care or support for an

elder or for an individual with a disability. Family members often find themselves overwhelmed by their caregiving responsibilities, and all too

often may overlook needs for their own self-care and health. A caregiver’s need for respite time for themselves can be met by enrolling their

loved one in the JFS Elder Club. This program serves older adults of all faiths who would benefit from socialization, friendship, exercise,

stimulating activities, and a nutritious lunch, in an enjoyable, structured group setting. Professional staff and trained volunteers facilitate and

supervise the program. 

Elder Club is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Asheville, and on Wednesdays in Hendersonville.

Transportation may be arranged to each location. The Elder Club provides the caregiver with the peace of mind that their family member is safe

and well cared for. Caregiver support services at JFS also include: care coordination and guidance to services and community resources, provided

by a JFS Social Worker, and individual mental health counseling with a JFS Licensed Clinical Social Worker. JFS accepts most Medicare, BCBS-NC,

and other insurance. Inquire to confirm your individual health insurance coverage.

A sliding fee scale based on income is available for uninsured individuals.

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Volunteer!

Elder Club Volunteers Needed for all program days!

 

JFS offers volunteers an opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club!

Volunteers have a lot of fun while providing a wonderful service to Elder Club participants.

Due to growing enrollment in the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Asheville, and on

Wednesdays in Hendersonville.  If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am-2pm on

Tuesdays, Thursdays or Wednesdays,  please contact anne@jfswnc.org

 

 

To view a video about the Elder Club, produced by Marty Gillen:  click here

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Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts of Stock! 

(Always consult your financial advisor regarding your charitable donations.)

If you are fortunate enough to own stocks that have grown significantly in value, you may want to donate them to a

charitable 501(c)(3) organization such as Jewish Family Services of WNC. You will be allowed a charitable deduction for

the full fair market value of the gift on the date of the transfer, even if your original cost was only a fraction of today’s

value. Furthermore, provided that you have held the stock for at least a year, you will avoid capital gains taxes you would

have to pay if you sold the stock. Read more...

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To see a list of SpringFest 2018 Volunteers & Donors click here

 


    
Thank you so much for your support!      
  

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"Since (my husband) has joined the Elder Club,
  when he comes home he has conversations with me,
  he takes an interest in food and helping me prep meals,
  and his overall morale is so much better...he no longer
  just sits in his chair and sleeps."
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TO SEE OUR JFS 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW, CLICK HERE

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The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

provides interest-free loans for higher education to Jewish Students

The next application period is March-April 2018

for the 2018-19 academic year.

 

For information or to start an application, visit the JELF website, www.jelf.org;  

application@jelf.org or

770-396-3080 in Atlanta;

or contact info@jfswnc.org or 828-253-2900 in Asheville.

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JFS Mental Health Counseling

 Click here for more information

For more information about Caregiver services or our Mental Health services
call (828)253-2900 or email:  info@jfswnc.org 
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JFS Social Work Assistance

Contact Anne Wainer, MSS, at anne@jfswnc.org , or call 253-2900 ext.12

Read more about Case Management services-click here!

We can help!

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JFS Elder Club

Asheville Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays at:

417 Biltmore Ave, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville

Hendersonville Location: Wednesdays at:

Agudas Israel Synagogue, 505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville

For more information about Elder Club, click here!

 
 

Volunteers are needed! See below for more information.

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Volunteer!

Contact anne@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900

 ext. 12 to learn more about volunteering at JFS!

Elder Club Volunteers Needed for all program days!

JFS offers volunteers an opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club!

Volunteers have a lot of fun while providing a wonderful service to Elder Club participants.

Due to growing enrollment in the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Asheville, and on

Wednesdays in Hendersonville.  If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am-2pm on

Tuesdays, Thursdays or Wednesdays,  please contact anne@jfswnc.org

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Sharsheret Offers Breast Cancer Survivorship Kits

       To learn more about this kit please click here.

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Friends of JFS 2017

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Friends Campaign in 2017!

Your support helps JFS continue to help our community’s most vulnerable neighbors, friends and families.

On behalf of JFS staff and all of our clients, we are so grateful for all your support year round!

To become a Friend of JFS click here. 

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Corporate Support

  Please note the side bar on the left with our Corporate Supporters from 2016.      

                                              We thank them for their support!

 

JFS is a certified "Living Wage Employer"

We are proud to announce that JFS is a member of the Living Wage Certification Program that is home to the

 Asheville-Buncombe Living Wage Campaign.

   To learn more about Just Economics and the Living Wage Program go to:

     www.JustEconomics.org

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JFS Wants to Hear from YOU!!!

If you have received services or information from our staff or programs, please  give us your confidential feedback and comments. 

If you have a suggestion for a program or service that we should consider offering, let us know as well.

We want to hear from you! Click here to submit your comments online.

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Assist. Educate. Empower.

Mission: Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina strengthens the community

by empowering individuals and families through programs and services guided by Jewish values.

Vision: A community in which individuals and families
have the resources to reach their full potential.

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Jewish Family Services of WNC
2 Doctors Park Suite E
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-2900
info@jfswnc.org

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