Volunteer Spotlight: Marshall and Dru Anderson

We wish to congratulate and celebrate two of our long-time volunteers, Marshall and Dru Anderson, as they retire from over 20 years of volunteer service with Hammer Residences. The Andersons say it was Hammer’s former CEO, Tim Nelson, who recruited them as volunteers. Marshall’s son (Dru’s...

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Disability Services Day at the Capitol 2022!

Tuesday, March 8 is Disability Services Day at the Capitol It’s time once again for the annual Disability Services Day at the Capitol! Like last year, the event is completely virtual. You can join the virtual “Rally in the Rotunda” on March 8 at 10 a.m.  After that, there are many...

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Jon is Thriving Because of You!

Thanks to Donors Like YOU Jon is Doing Well. The past two years have been tough for many people. For my brother, Jon, it was particularly devastating. In March, 2020, Vonnie Olson, our mom, had a heart attack and died. 79 days later Pastor Orville Olson, our father, died of Covid. Jon was stunned...

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Congratulations to our Hammer Graduates!

By Cate Saracen Peters, Director of Workforce Development at Hammer For the past two years we’ve had the opportunity to send Hammer’s emerging leaders, (current and newer managers), to ARRM’s Leadership Institute.  Graduates this year from Hammer are Chelsey Lavold, JoMarie Williams, Abdul Qayyumi...

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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!! Along with the gifts came these very kind words for our caregiving team. Thank you Sam for making sure the guys of First Avenue have good...

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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 finishing up my social work degree. That was 44 years ago.  I never planned to stay so long, but I fell in love with the people. Hammer...

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