Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina Provides:
Food pantry, grocery cards, bus tickets and financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation & emergency needs.
Case management & resource coordination
Person-centered assessments, goal planning, and guided access to resources.
Employment and career coaching
Help with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, online job search, and local employer information.
Holiday kosher meal deliveries, friendly visitors, and family consultation on retirement, long term care options, and other aging issues
Mental health services
JFS is now accepting referrals and appointments for Mental Health Counseling Services, with sliding scale fees available based on income.
Sessions are designed to give group members time to share their challenges in a
supportive and solution-focused group, meeting at 11am on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month with JFS mental health counselor, Deborah Wood, LCSW. Learn more about Caregiver Group
Education and support
Monthly online JFS News & Information; (workshops, groups & classes on a variety of issues and needs will be offered in the near future)
Health and wellness
Flu shot clinics, blood drives, health information and wellness programs
College funding resources
Local Administrator for Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) for interest-free loans to qualified Jewish college students; referrals to college funding advisors.
For more information about JELF click here.
Outreach and community service
Identifying needs and assisting underserved Jewish communities throughout Western North Carolina
Visiting and assisting older adults and other isolated individuals; serving on the JFS Board or committees; assisting with fundraising and other agency events.
Elder Club Group Respite Program
Older adults who want more social interaction, have difficulty getting out on their own, and those with some physical and or memory impairments, will enjoy peer companionship, kosher lunches, and stimulating activities in this structured social program. Family caregivers receive much-needed respite to attend to their own needs.