Who We Are

We are a family of volunteers, staff, and donors who give our time and resources to provide friendship and companionship to elderly people in the Copper Country.


Whom We Serve

We serve people 60 and older who have little or no family support. By visiting, socializing, and offering programs that promote independent living, we strive to meet the emotional and physical needs of our elderly friends.

We serve all of Houghton and Keweenaw Counties through our friendly visiting, social activities, holiday programs, and direct services programs. We also host holiday dinner parties and hot meal deliveries with a visit in Ontonagon and Baraga counties on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.



Refer A Friend

To refer an elderly person, or to talk to a staff about someone you may be concerned about, call our office at (906) 482-6944 or

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Why the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

In the early 1980's, the national organization of Little Brothers was interested in expanding to a rural area; they conducted studies of several areas in the U.S. including Houghton County, Mississippi Delta, and areas of Appalachia. Houghton County was selected for a number of reasons.

It contained a high population of elderly people, very few elderly services at the time, high unemployment rates which caused family members to relocate, and very harsh winters. This all contributed to a high population of lonely, isolated elderly who had little family support.


Calendar of Events

December 2014
5 Christmas Box Delivery Begins
Friends Without Borders
Christmas Light Tour
Christmas Gift Delivery Begins
Christmas Dinner
Office Closed

January 2015
New Years Day Office Closed
Food Bag Delivery Begins

Martin Luther King Day - Office Closed

New Volunteer Orientation

We have a coffee clutch open to the public every Thursday at 9:30 am at our office in Hancock.