Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (Philadelphia)
642 N. Broad Street
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national, network of nonprofit volunteer based organizations devoted to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. As people live longer, they lose the supports that bolstered them when they were younger. Friends move away, family members die, familiar neighborhoods change. Under these circumstances LBFE steps in, taking the place of family and friends to provide companionship and emotional support. In this time when human needs are either not being met or are "fixed" with institutional approaches, LBFE offers a personal, caring, non-bureaucratic approach which honors the dignity and independence of each individual. All help is offered as to friends, not clients, thus the designation “old friends” for the elderly we serve.