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Promotional Brochure: Assisted Living Facility
Written by Lisa Catanese


A Place to Call Home 

Immanuel House:
Independent living and affordable assisted living for ages 55 and over

Our doors are open to you
Step inside...


About Immanuel House

Immanuel House, sponsored by the Immanuel Church Housing Corporation, is a recognized leader in providing housing and supportive services to persons 55 years of age and older.

Carrying on a tradition of service that earned them a “Best Practices” Award from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Immanuel House has successfully created a service-rich environment to meet the needs of its age-diverse population. Residents ranging in age from 55 upward find available to them a host of services aimed at allowing residents to maintain quality of life in an independent lifestyle.

In addition to the independent living units, Immanuel House also offers affordable Assisted Living. Located on three floors at Immanuel House, the assisted living units offer accessible features in a homelike setting.

Our doors are open to you at Immanuel House. Call us today at 860-525-4228 (TDD: 1-800-842-9710) for more information or to arrange for a personal tour.


Our Mission

Located in the heart of Hartford’s historic and cultural Asylum Hill District, Immanuel House offers a comprehensive, supportive living environment for older adults. Our Mission – to provide housing and specialized services that meet the physical, social and psychological needs of every resident – forms the basis on which every decision is made.


A caring and comprehensive staff serves residents with expertise in their individual fields. Owners and Management are committed to the non-profit philosophy of Quality of Care, and the Immanuel House staff serves as models in supporting those objectives.

Our Residents

Immanuel House serves as a home to individuals and couples age 55 and older. The population at Immanuel House includes people from all socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures.

Whether it is helping to run the in-house television station, acting in plays, participating in computer classes, or simply staying home with a good book – there is a place for YOU at Immanuel House!

Our Apartments

The 138 studio and 52 one-bedroom apartments feature different designs and floor plans that allow residents to enjoy the comforts of home. All utilities are included in the rent and rental subsidies are available to those who qualify.

Apartment features include:

  • Full kitchens with appliances
  • Basic Cable Television
  • Emergency Call System
  • Window Blinds
  • Tub & Shower Combination; Walk-in Showers (Assisted Living units)
  • Accessibility Features (Assisted Living units)

Our Assisted Living Program

The Immanuel House Assisted Living program combines housing and services to seniors who need extra help but who do not need the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a nursing facility.

The basic Assisted Living package at Immanuel House includes three meals per day, daily bed-making, weekly linen laundry service, and light housekeeping. Cost varies with income and level of need. Many other a la carte services are available such as medication management, dressing and bathing, homemaking, personal laundry, and companion services.

The provision of Assisted Living services is administered by an Assisted Living Service Agency. The Agency adequately staffs home health aides, homemakers, and both Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.

The addition of the Assisted Living program at Immanuel House has added yet another dimension to their service provision. Funded by grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through their Assisted Living Conversion Project, Immanuel House serves as a leader in the affordable housing and assisted living industry. Our doors are open to you – Visit Us Today!

Our Services

A wide array of services is available at Immanuel House designed to help residents live a healthy and happy life.

Immanuel House partners with outside agencies such as Hebrew Homes, Hartford Library, AARP, local Assisted Living Service Providers and others to provide an enhanced service program that helps meet the physical and personal needs of the residents.

A complete cultural and recreational program designed to teach, entertain and challenge the residents is an important part of the day-to-day life at Immanuel House. Speakers and entertainers are regular guests at Immanuel House, a building-owned bus takes residents on recreational outings, and numerous activities keep Immanuel House busy from morning until night.

Within Immanuel House, you’ll find:

  • Grocery Mart                                                    
  • Library
  • Exercise Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Computer Learning Center
  • Restaurant Style & Take-out Dining
  • Activity & Gathering Rooms
  • Laundry

We also provide:

  • 24 Hour Security Guards
  • Social and Recreational Opportunities
  • Emergency Call System
  • Maintenance Services
  • Group Exercise



Immanuel House
15 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105




“I’ve lived here eight years and it’s home to me. I love this place.”
     – Immanuel House Resident – 8 years

“It’s a great place to live. The Director calls us “a family of friends” – that’s truly how it feels.”
     – Immanuel House Resident – 3 years

“Immanuel House is the best-kept secret in Hartford…”
     – Visiting Service Provider

“I’ve made friends all over the Northeast and lived in several communities. Immanuel House has been very welcoming to me – I feel like I’ve finally found a home to stay.”
     – Immanuel House Resident – 1 year


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