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Immanuel Residences

Immanuel Residences consists of 120 apartments and is located in downtown Downers Grove, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago.

The community is ethnically diverse. There are two large atriums where residents gather and participate in group activities. Additionally, a library, thrift store, and beauty shop are located on-site for resident use.

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Walter Story

"I've loved talking to people. I love meeting people. I've never met a person in here that I haven't enjoyed talking to."


Walter has lived at Immanuel Residences for almost five years. His move was a significant change in his life because he lived in his old home for almost 20 years. But, Immanuel Residence offered him an opportunity to live closer to friends and in a familiar community. So, the move was welcomed.

Walter is quite the socialite, and he enjoys his daily conversations with community employees and other residents. He loves that everyone in the community makes him feel comfortable and welcome each day – feelings he was missing at his old home for almost two decades.

Get Invovled

Volunteer Opportunities
Indoor & Outdoor Games Coordinators

Lead social engagement activities including card and board games and outdoor bean bag baseball, Connect 4 and more.

Encouragement Card Writers

Be a volunteer to lead our residents in creating encouragement cards for hospice patients, the VA and local hospitals. These cards send positive messages to others.

Journalists & Writers

Leaving My Legacy is a project that assists residents to share their stories and write down their feelings – partnered with a photographer this program provides priceless memories for our residents.

Animal Therapy

Bring a certified therapy animal to visit one of our communities to reduce stress and bring smiles to our residents.


Photograph events or resident portraits for holidays or as a part of the Leaving My Legacy project.

Monthly Food Distributors

​​Residents receive monthly food commodities. Food commodities are delivered to our communities through local food banks or pantries. Help get these donations to our residents. Distribution includes receiving stock boxes and distributing to the residents directly, either through organizing pickup in the community room or delivery to the residents’ doors.

Care Package Assemblers

Help with welcome home bags as more residents complete their moves. Health and hygiene, laundry products, etc.

Gardening Helpers

Beautify a local community by planting flowers, trees and vegetation.


Seeking dentists to offer services at no cost and have appointment slots at their offices for those in need at our communities.


Provide podiatry services to residents.


Provide onsite hearing testing and options for hearing aids.


Provide onsite eye exams and new prescription glasses to residents.

Arts & Crafts

Teach an art class or instruct a beginning to intermediate project to engage residents creatively.


Perform and/or teach sing-a-long songs for residents to enjoy.

English as Second Language Tutors

Help residents, specifically Spanish and Mandarin-speaking, learn English as their second language. This opportunity is perfect for former language instructors.

Translators & Interpreters

Our residents come from many cultures and sometimes meetings occur during which interpretation would be beneficial. Languages sought: Russian, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish and Spanish.

Technology Assistants

Help residents learn more about using smartphones, computers, and related software programs like email, internet, and social media platforms as part of our Passport to Technology program.

Partnership Opportunities

Immanuel Residences is frequently in need of local community partners that can provide services, including: exercise / fitness instruction, nutrition education, therapy services, food assistance, beauty services, healthcare services, religious studies / teaching, art and music instruction and more.

To learn more, please contact us.

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Immanuel Residences
1122 Gilbert Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 852-1310

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Immanuel Residences

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As a nonprofit, Immanuel Residences relies on federal funding and personal donations to operate. Your donation will directly contribute to the sustainability and success of our communities. Donations are tax-exempt as part of Embrace Living Charities.

Funds entertainment at holiday events

Supports resident holiday events or game activities

Funds monthly program activities

Funds resident bus trip

Funds commercial outdoor benches

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