JFS has Moved!
Jewish Family Services of WNC is pleased to announce that our agency and all of its programs have moved out of the JCC building to a new location at Doctors Park on Biltmore Avenue. This is an exciting and momentous time for JFS, and we thank everyone who contributed in any way to helping us reach this great milestone in our agency’s development. We are deeply grateful to the JCC for housing and incubating JFS through all these years, and to the JCC Board and Staff for supporting our efforts to find our own home! A list of JFS “Relocation Fund” donors is available on our website.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new space at our opening celebration on Wednesday, December 11th, 4:30-6:30pm! Click here for more information.
The JFS Elder Club* has moved!
(*formerly the Elder Day Club)
With our recent move of JFS offices to our new location at Doctors Park, all of our programs are now onsite with our offices, including the “Elder Day Club”. With the move, this group program, established in 1999, has also been renamed as the "ELDER CLUB”!
Click here for more information about the Elder Club.
BJH Foundation for Senior Services Provides Much-Needed Grants for Rapidly Growing Jewish Population in the Carolinas
21 grants have been awarded in North and South Carolina; Three in Asheville
Asheville, N.C. (August, 2013) - There is a pressing need to fund programs that enable, enrich, and engage the aging Jewish population. According to the National Jewish Population Survey, the U.S. Jewish community is rapidly aging, doubling to more than a million from 1957 to 2012. In addition, recent economic and legislative changes have resulted in cuts for many federal and state programs that serve older adults. Helping fill the funding void, the Greensboro-based BJH Foundation recently awarded more than $203,230 in grants to 21 different programs focusing on improving the lives of Jewish older adults across North and South Carolina.
With an endowment in the millions, BJH Foundation has granted more than $1.4 million over the past seven years to qualifying non-profit organizations that serve Jewish older adults in the Carolinas. Grant awards of up to $25,000 each help area non-profits cover program expenses for food, mailings, supplies, educational materials, salaries for social workers, Congregational Nurse staff, and other necessary expenses.
Did you know?
The JFS Social Worker can help with a wide range of needs including information & referral, as well as direct JFS assistance, for challenges related to mental health, financial, housing, food, transportation, and issues of aging. Contact Jennifer Gay, BSW, at email@example.com or call 253-2900ext.140
We can help!
“(The JFS Social Worker) was really there for me and my family at a critical time, by setting up a lifeline for my elderly parents, finding drivers so my disabled brother and father could make it to see their doctors, and finding people to help them unpack. (It was) above and beyond what I expected. This is such a needed program for the community. (JFS) continues to be a source of support for us by providing me with accurate and up-to-date information about caregiver support programs and services available within this area. Without this help my parents might have ended up suffering in a nursing facility rather than staying in the comfort of their own home.”
JFS Elder Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2 Doctors Park Suite E
Asheville, NC 28801
Transportation is arranged with Buncombe County and need-based scholarships may be available upon request.
Older adults enjoy peer companionship and avoid isolation, while family caregivers have peace of mind and enjoy time for personal activities.
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.
Corporate Partnerships with JFS
Corporate partners are needed to support the Jewish Family Services of WNC. For more information on how your business can become a JFS partner, please click here.
Jewish Family Services of WNC
2 Doctors Park Suite E
Asheville, NC 28801