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In Memory of Grant Phillips

In Loving Memory of Grant PhillipsMarch 3, 1953 – June 2, 2021 Grant was involved with LBFE for nearly 20 years. He started out as a matched volunteer where an elder and Grant formed a friendship and saw each other several times a month. Over the years, Grant was been matched with Lottie, Dan, and Andy. In fact, Andy and […]

The Great AAPI Elder Print Off

FOR YOU PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS THE GREAT AAPI ELDER PRINT OFF June 26 – 27, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–June xx, 2021–For You performance collective, in partnership with the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, is pleased to announce a multifaceted exhibition celebrating The Great AAPI Elder Print Off, June 26-27, 2021. In May of 2021, Erika Chong Shuch and Ryan […]

LBFE-SF in Solidarity

Following the dark times of World War II, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) brought friendship and support to people in France. Today, LBFE San Francisco stands in solidarity with all those protesting to change 400 years of oppression and uphold basic human and civil rights of Black Americans. We believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect. We […]

Help an elder feel less lonely right now!

We are calling all volunteers who are able to phone an older adult 2x a week during the shelter in place (SIP) until home visits are deemed safe by the San Francisco Department of Health. These social calls are extremely important to reduce our older adults’ feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time. If interested, email Debbie Uchida, LBFE’s […]

If you are struggling and need some help here are some numbers to keep handy

● Institute on Aging Friendship Line. 800-971-0016  ● Mental Health Association Peer-Run Warm Line. 855-845-7415   ● Family Caregiver Alliance Support Groups.  ● LGBT National Hotline. 888-843-4564  ● Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline. 877-565-8860 


On Christmas Day 1990, we opened our doors and began providing services to isolated elders in San Francisco. The inspiration for our work, however, was born in 1946 France, where a man named Armand Marquiset formed a group called “Little Brothers of the Poor” to serve the most disadvantaged after World War II. He realized that the elderly, in particular […]