Adult Services


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Whether one is experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, having problems at work or with relationships, or facing challenges in caring for an older adult, Jewish Family Services provides support, compassion, and solutions. Through the expertise of our staff, individuals and families are able to develop a plan to address serious and complex human needs. JFS also helps with issues related to living with chronic and acute medical problems, food insecurity, and emergency financial problems. The agency provides case management and counseling services and links individuals with appropriate services.

  • Clinical Social Work

    Social Work Services are provided by a Masters-prepared Licensed Clinical Social Worker. We offer therapy, supportive counseling, and case management services for older adults and their families. JFS believes no one should go without care. A free consultation is offered and a sliding scale is available. The agency can accept some Medicare plans. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

    Call or email Janet Kanode, MSW, LCSW, (336) 852-4829 ext. 226.

  • Employment Services

    Seeking employment is a daunting task, one for which we are not always prepared. Jewish Family Services’ Employment Services include skill-building workshop for jobseekers, a jobs listserv, and employment counseling.

    Contact Betsy Gamburg, Director, (336) 852-4829 ext. 225.

  • Client Assistance

    There are times when unexpected events and urgent situations create financial hardship. The JFS Client Assistance Fund offers limited financial assistance to help our clients feel less stressed and regain control. We can help you assess the situation and develop a plan.

    Contact Betsy Gamburg, Director, (336) 852-4829 ext. 225

  • Information & Referral

    When you have a particular question or need, resources may be overwhelming or few and far between. Call JFS to get a quick assessment of your situation and a focused plan as to how to proceed. We will match you with the best available resources and support you as you go forward.

    Contact Betsy Gamburg, Director, (336) 852-4829 ext. 225.


The Greensboro area has serious issues assuring that everyone has access to and can afford food. The David D. Frazier Food Pantry is one effort by the agency to respond to this need. Food bags are distributed on Thursdays by appointment. Simply contact Lolly Schweninger, Administrative Assistant (336) 852-4829 ext. 222, to begin the easy process of obtaining food for you and your family.

Volunteers are Welcome!

There are many opportunities for volunteers and community groups to get involved. Contact Amanda Loflin, (336) 852-4829, ext. 227.

Donating Non-perishable Food Items is Easy!

  • Donations can be dropped off at the Greensboro Jewish Federation’s front foyer or you can contact Amanda Loflin, (336) 852-4829, ext. 227, to arrange food giftcard donations.

  • Monetary donations can be made by check to Jewish Family Services (please note it’s for the food panty) or donate online here (please specify food pantry in the drop down box).

  • You can also help fill the David D. Frazier Food Pantry by ordering from our Amazon Wish List.