What we do matters…..

…..and our success starts with our employees

At Little Friends, we strive to be a premier agency with the goal of providing the best support and services to families and individuals with special challenges throughout the Chicago area, and this starts with our committed employees. Our employees come together to make up our team to help our families and individuals to reach their fullest potentials to live, learn, work, and thrive in their communities. We challenge ourselves and our employees every day to be innovators in the field by providing a place where employees can be creative and take leadership in the work they do.

To support our employees Little Friends provides the following benefits:

  • Industry competitive salaries

  • Full-time and part-time positions throughout the week to meet the needs of employees wanting to make a difference in our families and individuals’ lives

  • Medical benefit options to choose the right option for you and your family (for eligible employees)

  • Dental benefit (for eligible employees)

  • 401(k) retirement plan for your future

  • Life insurance (for eligible employees)

  • Long-term disability and Sick Bank

  • Professional development opportunities to help employees grow in their careers and skills

  • Training opportunities to support staff within their positions

  • Employee recognition program

  • Employee assistance program

  • Paid time off (for eligible employees)

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For questions, or to contact a member of the Human Resources staff, please e-mail HR@lilfriends.com


Employee Spotlight


Latisha Lucas-Williams

It is not hard to see the employees are a big part of what makes Little Friends a special place. Latisha Lucas-Williams, Health Services Support Staff, has been making Little Friends a special place by her love and dedication to the people supported by the agency for over 20 years.

Over her time with Little Friends, Latisha’s favorite part about her work is the ability to make a positive impact and to passionately serve those we support every day. Latisha has enjoyed being able to get to know the people we support by spending time with them whether it is at their homes, out to lunch, or to grab coffee.

After reflecting on her fondest memory, it is only fitting it involves Latisha’s love for the people Little Friends Supports. “My favorite memory was when I took a person to their doctor’s appointment to receive the test results of if their cancer was still active after chemo. I remember when the doctor came into the room and said they had gone into remission. We both cried together! And at that very moment, I knew that this was why I was chosen to do what I love, and that’s to care and give back.”

The thing that keeps Latisha coming back every day after over 20 years of service is the “love and dedication for the people we support,” and “Little Friends in not only my employer, we are also a family. It brings me great pleasure and satisfaction in being able to serve and assist on a daily basis.”

Thank you for being part of our family at Little Friends, Latisha. You truly make a difference in all the lives that you touch.