On a bitter cold morning in 1981, a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church at the corner of Park and Hungerford Streets in Hartford discovered a homeless man frozen to death near the church steps. Since that defining moment more than 30 years ago, ImmaCare Inc. has been a life-saving resource to thousands of people from Hartford and beyond who are experiencing homelessness, providing decent shelter and affordable, permanent supportive housing.
As the years have gone by, ImmaCare has evolved from a shelter that deals with symptoms, to an organization that also provides solutions through supportive housing. In addition to providing emergency shelter to some of Hartford’s most vulnerable adult men, ImmaCare provides intensive case management services to more than 100 clients in scattered-site apartments throughout the city.
In 2010, ImmaCare opened Casa de Francisco, a Supportive Housing building, located across from the shelter on Hungerford Street, nestled in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood. The building has 50 apartment units, 25 of which are home to formerly chronically homeless individuals, and the remaining 25 are low-income rentals. Additionally, offices for our executive staff and many front line staff also share space in Casa de Francisco.
ImmaCare believes that “housing is a human right” and continues to provide housing and shelter with unconditional love to those with no other options.