Winter Discoveries

Sharing stories from Hammer Residences and Northeast Residence.

Let's Stay in Touch!

Receive Hammer Happenings monthly enews to stay connected and up-to-date with everything that is happening at Hammer.

Ready to Dive In?

Are you looking to get involved? Click here to check out all our volunteer opportunities.

A Top 175 Workplace!

For the 12th year in a row Hammer has been named a Top 175 Workplace.

Thank You DSPs!

Thank you DSPs for all you do for the people you support!

Welcome to Hammer.

We are so glad you are here.

Alvina Hammer’s mission remains true, even after over 98 years: to provide adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

When our dedicated staff, donors, advocates, and volunteers come together to ensure the health and well-being of all people with developmental disabilities, and for the greater good of this organization, amazing things happen. 

Click here to receive our enews letter to stay connected. You can also scroll down to find ways to get involved.


Look for Ralph!

As you explore our services and opportunities, just look for Ralph to help guide you!

Learn more about Ralph and Hammer’s history

Hammer Residences is an organization where you can find purpose in your work as well as in your career. We have a unique culture with great benefits and our staff has voted Hammer a Top 175 Workplace for twelve years in a row!

View our current job openings and find a rewarding career, supporting individuals with disabilities.

Hi Friends! I'm Ralph.

You can check our frequently asked questions section to get more information about working for Hammer.

Click here to view the Careers FAQ page!


Some can give their time, others of their funds! We love our extended family of donors, no matter how you choose to participate.

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Helping a person reach their goals and dreams is an amazing gift that you can give. As a Hammer volunteer, you will be helping individuals live life to its fullest.

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Using Hammer’s Advocacy Alert Portal, you are able to find your district, legislator, and send emails to your legislator to take action. You will  also receive important action alerts.

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Home & Apartments

Click here to explore our Home & Apartment services and programs. Our homes and apartments are adapted as needed to meet the range of age, needs, and abilities.

Support Service

Independence and fulfillment are at the core of our mission, by providing the support needed for people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives.

Make A Donation

We need your financial support right now to help our most vulnerable citizens stay safe during this critical time. Your donation to the Area of Greatest Need Fund gives Hammer the flexibility to direct the dollars where needed most.

Please consider giving generously today.



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You will receive monthly news letters to keep you updated on all that is happening at Hammer.

Are you hoping to get involved?

We invite you to learn more about our founding history, and our vast service programs and offerings. We also frequently update our Careers page with job opportunities within our organization, and in the community.

Are you looking for help?

We continue to be a successful leader in the disability services industry. Our person-centered approach highlights each individual’s needs and what is important to them. We work daily to give voice and meaning to each person’s daily life.


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Support our Direct Support Professionals

Support our Direct Support Professionals

Every Fall we celebrate National DSP Appreciation Week. You can still make a gift to honor a caregiver. We raised $30,000 in donations from 53 donors so far!!...

Caregivers are the Heart and Soul of Hammer!

Caregivers are the Heart and Soul of Hammer!

Can you imagine a world without Hammer? You know what? I can’t. If you can believe it, I started working at Hammer on the weekends when I was a college student...