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We Care

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed how we live and work, here in Chicago and worldwide. Because the safety and well-being of our elders and volunteers is so vital to us, Little Brothers implemented a proactive and comprehensive plan to minimize the risks of spreading coronavirus. This is our We Care/We’re Careful Campaign.

Beginning Friday, March 13th and until further notice, our events and social clubs are suspended. To protect the safety of our elders and volunteers, we’ve also made changes to our services to minimize close contact and potential viral cross contamination.

We’ll continue to provide a week’s worth of pantry staples and fresh groceries to our elders most in need as no-contact, drop-off deliveries. With your support, we’ll ensure that our elders have the food, medicine and supplies needed to shelter safely in place.

Messages from Simone Mitchell-Peterson, Little Brothers’ CEO

Our volunteers and staff are reaching out to our elders over the phone and through the mail daily to remind Chicago’s seniors that they are not alone. Because we know the damaging effects of isolation and loneliness on physical and mental health, we’re encouraging everyone to call and write to the elders in their lives.

Conversation starters

Click below for five new conversation starters each week — questions to inspire meaningful conversations as we reach out over the phone and in friendship to our elders.


Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016


P: 312-455-1000
F: 312-455-9674

Our Mission

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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