Navigating Life's Transitions. Together.

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With over 25 programs and services, the staff and volunteers at JFS can help you navigate life’s transitions–no matter how big your need.


How Can We Help?

We strive to enrich the whole person, enhance the whole family, and empower the whole community with over 25 programs and services designed to help you navigate life’s transitions. We can meet multiple individual and family needs at the same time, or over the course of a lifetime.

Send us a Message

Providing specific information in your message will allow us to better assist you, but please do not convey any sensitive health or mental health information electronically. A JFS staff person will be in touch as soon as possible–usually within 1-2 business days.

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Open Hours

Mon – Thurs: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Does JFS charge fees for service?

JFS offers many services to clients at no fee, including support groups, senior services, family life education, information and referral and more. The services that do have fees are counseling, case management and adoption services.

Can everyone use the services of JFS or do you have to be a certain age or at a certain income?

People of all ages and incomes come to JFS!

The following programs are available to the entire Nashville and Middle TN region:

  • Individual, Couples, Family, and Children & Teen Counseling
  • Adoption Services
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Support Groups
  • Family Life Education Programming

Due to guidelines from our funding sources, specific programs are available only to those of the Jewish faith, as follows:

  • All Financial Assistance Programs
  • Kosher Food Boxes
  • Helping Hands
  • Case Management
  • The Jewish Job Network

Does JFS take insurance for therapy services?

Yes, JFS does take insurance for therapy services. JFS therapists are professional, experienced licensed clinical social workers. Jewish Family Service is an in-network provider for several major insurance companies as well as EAP providers (You may wish to check with your insurance company prior to your visit.) We also accept Medicare.  Clients without insurance may qualify for service on a sliding scale based on income and family size. Please contact us at (615) 356-4234 for additional information.

How do I get started?

First call JFS at (615) 356-4234. If you are a parent or guardian, you can call on behalf of your loved one.

How do you keep my information private?

All communications with Jewish Family Service are confidential and all employees must sign confidentiality agreements. Written records are kept in locked files. Although our offices are located within the Gordon Jewish Community Center, the entrance to our offices are in the back of the building with a private entrance and fully confidential.

Does JFS accept walk-ins?

No. Please call (615) 356-4234 to make an appointment with one of our social workers.

Are there volunteer opportunities at JFS?

Yes! We love volunteers. Please check our volunteer opportunities here.

Ready to get started?

We’re ready when you are.