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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Address: 1845 east Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55408  
United States
Fax: 612-209-6545
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 800
Number of People Being Served: 510
EIN: 41-0986200
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Mission Statement


Our Mission Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is an international non-profit volunteer-based organization 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. Our Motto "Flowers Before Bread," the spirit of our mission rests on a belief that basic human needs such as food and shelter fall short of what our elders deserve. Companionship, an opportunity to retain independence, a sense of belonging, a sense of mattering, of being listened to, of being understood, of having a voice; these are the dignities our elder citizens deserve.

Description


Our volunteers provide social and emotional support to our elders around the Twin Cites. Volunteers can volunteer for a one-time only avtivity or they can volunteer for a year long commitment. Elders in our social programs have zero to one social contacts a month. We have a variety of social gatherings for our elders including but not limited to: birthday luncheons, bingo parties, luncheon speakers, picnics, tea parties, holiday meals on the actual day of the holidays (Thanksgiving,Christmas, Easter) and various outings. Inadditon to our social programs we also have two counseling programs for our elders. We have volunteers who have a master level degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, MSW volunteer to see Elders in their homes. We have Elders Counseling Elders Program (ECE) we recruit volunteers 55 years and older to become peer counselors for elders seeking their assistance for mild to moderate social adjustment issues. Inaddition to these programs we also provide transportation Wednesday through Friday. wwe need volunteers to ride along on the Bus to assist the elders. We have a small foodshelf for the elders and would love it if someone would volunteer to raise food for our foodshelf. Thank-you

Our volunteers provide social and emotional support to our elders around the Twin Cites. Volunteers can volunteer for a one-time only avtivity or they can volunteer for a year long commitment. Elders in our social programs have zero to one social contacts a month. We have a variety of social gatherings for our elders including but not limited to: birthday luncheons, bingo parties, luncheon speakers, picnics, tea parties, holiday meals on the actual day of the holidays (Thanksgiving,Christmas, Easter) and various outings. Inadditon to our social programs we also have two counseling programs for our elders. We have volunteers who have a master level degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, MSW volunteer to see Elders in their homes. We have Elders Counseling Elders Program (ECE) we recruit volunteers 55 years and older to become peer counselors for elders seeking their assistance for mild to moderate social adjustment issues. Inaddition to these programs we also provide transportation Wednesday through Friday. wwe need volunteers to ride along on the Bus to assist the elders. We have a small foodshelf for the elders and would love it if someone would volunteer to raise food for our foodshelf. Thank-you

Mission Statement: Our Mission Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is an international non-profit volunteer-based organization 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. Our Motto "Flowers Before Bread," the spirit of our mission rests on a belief that basic human needs such as food and shelter fall short of what our elders deserve. Companionship, an opportunity to retain independence, a sense of belonging, a sense of mattering, of being listened to, of being understood, of having a voice; these are the dignities our elder citizens deserve.

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Program Type:


Seniors Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes