Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

Since 1959 Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (LBFE), has brought companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely elders. LBFE Chicago is part of a national network of 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. Programs offered by LBFE Chicago include visiting programs, social opportunities, holiday celebrations, vacation programs and inter generational programs, among others. In FY2019 we served 1,148 elders, with the support of 1,700 volunteers who gave more than 30,000 hours of their time. Together we provide friendship to those who are aging without the support of family or friends. More than half the seniors we serve could not count on having two personal conversations in a month without our involvement in their lives.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|84.02 Score


(3/4)|80.27 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score



Headquarter Address

355 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607