Reach out to an elder over the phone or through the mail! We’re matching volunteers with elders across Chicago to grow friendships and relieve isolation and loneliness — more important now than ever before.
Summer is special for our elders, who look forward to being out and surrounded by friends. This summer will be very different. But with your help, we’ll continue to create happy memories through our Slice of Summer experience.
Based on the CDC’s recommendations for containing the spread of COVID-19, we’ve made temporary changes to our programs and services to protect the health of our elders — among the most vulnerable — and entire community.
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has been dedicated to relieving isolation and loneliness among Chicago’s elders since 1959.
Women and men 70 and older who are aging alone have a family in Little Brothers. For 60 years now, we’ve been providing steadfast friendship to thousands of elders who no longer have friends and family to rely on. All of our programs and services are always offered at no cost, and our organization receives no government assistance. We depend on the generosity of donors to bring conversation, companionship, celebration and connection to the elders we serve.
Your gift of any amount has a powerful, direct impact on the life of a lonely Chicago elder. Your generous support connects our elders with meaningful friendship, engaging programs and vital services.