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Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


                                   Jewish Family Services of WNC is a social service agency for the

                                     people of Western North Carolina. Our comprehensive services

                                 include mental health counseling, case management, an elder group,

                                  caregiver support, a food pantry and much more.   Hope starts here.

Jewish Family Services of WNC

2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801    828.253.2900




Jewish Family Services of WNC is a proud member of Senior Resource Connect- A network of nonprofit Jewish aging services assisting older adults and their caregivers throughout North America.

Senior Resource Connect- A network of comprehensive senior services providers driven by Jewish values. Looking for help for an aging parent in another community? Connect to our network—

For information about Elder Club, Friendly Visitors, Caregiver Support and other services for older adults at Jewish Family Services of WNC, call (828)253-2900 or email


JFS Mental Health Counseling

JFS provides unique and integrated services that will engage you in identifying your needs, strengths, and goals. Regardless of your situation, we will help empower you to attain a better quality of life. 

While we are uniquely able to address issues and challenges specific to the Jewish experience, our services are open to people of all faiths, races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages.  JFS is a small and intimate agency, offering a comfortable and safe experience for every person engaged in therapy with us.

Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker is also able to arrange to meet with clients in the home and in residential facilities for those who are unable to come to our offices. 

We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, stress management, healthy aging, and LGBT support.  Our approach is strengths-based and tailored to each unique individual we serve.  Our therapy sessions are safe, private, and confidential.  We will always meet you where you are.

JFS accepts Medicare & BCBSNC…please inquire about other insurance. Sliding scale fees are available based on income to those who are uninsured.

For more information about Mental Health services call (828)253-2900 or email Deborah Wood, LCSW:


Implementation of this program was made possible through generous grant support from: Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, and Perry N. Rudnick Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County.




Corporate Support

Please note the side bar on the left with our Corporate Supporters for JFS Spring Fest 2015 and throughout the year. We thank them for their support!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2015 Friends of JFS campaign. Thanks also to everyone who directed their 2015 Federation pledge to JFS.    Additional donations are always welcome throughout the year!



Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

Next Application Available March 1 - April 30, 2016 for fall semester 2016.

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) will have applications available on line beginning March 1, 2016 to Jewish college students.  Applications are for funding for the 2016 Fall Semester 

JELF grants interest-free loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for post-secondary study at accredited institutions.  JELF's loans are "last dollar"- they supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school.  These loans can be used for study at a college or university, graduate school or professional/vocational school that leads to a degree or certificate.

Jewish Family Services of WNC is the Local Administrator for JELF in Western North Carolina.  For applications and more information, go to .



JFS  offers Mental Health Counseling Services to children, adolescents and adults in a confidential setting. Services include individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions. Issues addressed include depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, stress management, healthy  aging, and LGBT support. 

As our client needs are increasing, we are currently seeking a North Carolina LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER for a part-time position to join our Mental Health team.

For a complete job description:

(828)253-2900 ext. 11 or email to inquire about this position


Be a JFS Volunteer!

Contact 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, we may be adding an additional program day to accommodate more older adults. But we can only do that if we have enough volunteers to assist our staff. If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am-2pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays, (or Wednesdays in the future), please contact .