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Your Vaccine Support Partner Program

Help Chicago elders receive life-saving vaccines as soon as possible!

Elders aging alone rely on their Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly family — especially throughout the pandemic.

Now, through Your Vaccine Support Partner (YourVSP), LBFE’s newest program, elders in their 70s, 80s, and 90s can count on LBFE volunteers and staff for help navigating the registration process to secure vital vaccinations.

We know scheduling vaccine appointments is even more complex for elders living independently without computers and/or smartphones. And some elders have limited, if any, transportation options to get to vaccination sites. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, LBFE is here to help our elders every step of the way to being fully vaccinated!

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

May 13

Virtual volunteer orientation

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 10

Virtual volunteer orientation

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For help or questions about YourVSP, contact us:


Click here to view the YourVSP Info Sheet.

What does YourVSP do for elders?

  • Provide COVID-19 vaccine education, appointment scheduling, and safe transportation for eligible LBFE elders — those who live in non-designated senior residences in Chicago.


  • Launch and maintain a system to recruit trustworthy, reliable volunteers and pair them with elders who need vaccination assistance (help scheduling appointments, assistance with transportation to appointments, or both).


  • Voluntarily (and legally) capture vaccination data on elders, staff, and volunteers.

This elder scheduled her second vaccination dosage on site at the United Center,
which was very well-organized and well-staffed during her first appointment.

How can you help our new YourVSP Program?

  • As you’re seeing in the news, conditions keep changing for distributing vaccines in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, so LBFE is responding daily to determine what’s best to do to help our elders.

  • If you’re interested in helping the YourVSP Program, please start by contacting us to find out what help is needed to support our elders in receiving life-saving vaccinations.


Through YourVSP as of 3/24/21:

Total elders assisted

Elder receiving assistance to get on waiting list

Elders placed on waiting list

Elders secured vaccine appts

Homebound elders surveyed for vaccine appts

Elders receiving LBFE ride to/from appt

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does an elder get connected to a VSP volunteer?

A: LBFEs VSP Program is designed to help elders who are living independently. LBFE will reach out to our seniors to tell them about the VSP program, assess their needs, and get them connected to a VSP volunteer.

Q: When does the VSP Program begin, and how long will it be available?

A: The program started in March. We plan to serve eligible elders for as long as needed to ensure every elder can receive life-saving vaccinations to be protected against COVID-19.

Q: Where can elders and others find credible information about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination process?

A: It’s best to start with reliable medical and scientific sources, including these:

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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