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Working together, Hammer & NER are opening doors and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. As one of the largest disability services providers in Minnesota, we are living our mission of enabling people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives. As we celebrate over 100 years of service, we are laying the groundwork for a future that enables us to continue to open doors and unlock possibilities.
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Our extended family of donors make a world of difference in the quality of life we can provide the people we serve. Your gift of support stays right here in our community.
Many of the people we serve would love a friend to take a walk with, bake cookies, get a pedicure, or share a love of reading. An hour here and there can make a BIG difference in someone’s life.
Our easy-to-use Advocacy Alert portal helps you email local legislators to encourage them to act on issues important to people with disabilities and those who care for them.
Supporting People in Homes & Apartments
Hammer & NER have provided housing and supportive services to people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a combined 150 years. We are proud of this legacy and remain committed to living out our mission to providing the people we serve the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
Read the latest stories in our blog
Inside you’ll find news, updates, and stories: from the people we serve and the families we work with; of the people who work and volunteer here; of our long, rich history and our vision for the future.
Ellen Timmerman-Borer is Chief Development Officer and started in 1982. Sue Walker is Chief Program Officer and joined Hammer in 1977. They both began as counselors in the dormitory. They recently sat down to share a few memories from the early days of their careers.
Sondra Hampton is Director of Licensing and Quality Assurance and previously served as the Operations Development Manager for Northeast Residence. Sondra joined the organization in 1995 as a Direct Support Professional.
Barb Tuckner is a former Hammer Board member whose sister, Janet, who has been supported by Hammer since 1981.