Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly - San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area



Elder and Volunteer Program Manager

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
909 Hyde Street, Suite 628 – San Francisco, CA 94109 – map

Phone: (415) 771-7957 | Fax: (415) 817-1356

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Executive Director

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 those who had lost their families during the war, were left isolated and alone living in deteriorating conditions with no one to look after them. Marquiset visited them regularly, bringing meals and a sense of value and dignity that has since become the hallmark of our work.

By 1959, Marquiset’s vision had spread to Chicago where the first U.S. chapter was established. Today, there are local chapters in seven U.S. cities and nine countries around the world recognized collectively as a non-governmental organization in consultative status (category II) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 1985, the U.S. affiliation adopted the name of “Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly” to better reflect our programs and mission.

More information about other chapters in the U.S. may be found at or on the website of the American Fund of little brothers of the Poor at

While part of the LBFE national network, each chapter is an independent non-profit organization overseen by its own board of directors and responsible for its own funding. Elders are served regardless of race, faith, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, financial means, mental health or physical condition.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is not affiliated with any religious organization.

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