Jody Caswell,

Director of Jewish Family Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 515.987.0899 ext. 210, 515.419.5033

Milla Verkhov-Karno,

Russian Support Liaison

Senior Adult Services

The overall mission of Senior Adult Services is to empower seniors to maintain independence with a dignified quality of life in their own home for as long as possible. JFS provides case management services and advocates to attain and access legal, psychiatric, and medical services for those in need. We hold monthly luncheons and outings around Central Iowa, in addition to providing routine transportation for those living independently. If you or someone you know would like to access our senior adult services, please contact Jody at or 515.419.5033.

PJ Library

We are excited to announce PJ Library. This is a national program that provides monthly books for Jewish and Interfaith families with children ages six months through eight years. PJ Library is free of cost to all families. If you are interested in being a part of our PJ Library community, please go to If you have any questions please contact Jody Caswell at


JFS and the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines partner with various agencies around Central Iowa. To get more involved with us and learn about what we do, please contact Jody at or 515.987.0899 ext. 210. We love to see new faces at the Federation!


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Our Partners

We would like to thank United Way for their support of Jewish Family Services. JFS is a proud United Way Agency.United Way Logo