My Family Day Picnic Experience

By Mark Hansen, Database and Annual Fund Manager This was my second Family Day Picnic I’ve been able to attend. My first was the first year I worked here, so my main focus was just to sit back and watch. This year, I was fortunate enough to have a job with Angela...

Meet Andy

By Hannah Thibodeau, Communication Specialist Andy moved to Hammer as a 10-year-old boy in 1978. He lived on the Boys floor, where he created many friendships he still treasures today. As a kid on the Boys floor, Andy enjoyed doing several activities. Each year, the...

Love of Music

By Hannah Thibodeau, Communication Specialist Tim Eshelman loves music. When he isn’t working as Hammer’s Director of Environmental Services, you can find him pursuing one of his favorite hobbies, playing in his band, The Elements. Inspired by musical groups such as...

Volunteer of the Month: Andrew Pollock

The Volunteer of the Month for August is Andrew Pollock! Andrew became a volunteer with Hammer in March of 2018 after another friend and volunteer recommended us to him. Matched with Ryan at Eden Place, Andrew’s favorite memory so far is taking Ryan to the...

Volunteer of the Month: Penny Halcomb and Maxwell

The Volunteers of the Month for June are Penny Halcomb and Maxwell! Penny was looking for an opportunity to volunteer with her dog, Maxwell, back in 2017. That is when she found Hammer and met Patty at our Zachary home. Over 62 hours of volunteer service later and the...

Help – It’s Not Just a Four-Letter Word

By Brittney Severson, Program Manager I’m curious, have you ever heard this from a friend, loved one, co-worker or supervisor, “let me know if you need anything”? I bet you have. Maybe during a difficult time in your life, someone reached out to you to let you know...

Geritom Medical: Our Essential Partner

By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts Geritom Medical is a family-owned, independent pharmacy focused on those with special needs, with over 8,000 customers and 1,000 facilities served. Geritom works closely with our nursing team to provide pharmacy and medical...

A Day in the Life of a Hammer Intern

By Elizabeth Muench and Nicole Dardis Elizabeth: My name is Elizabeth Muench and I’m a junior in the St. Kate’s University/University of St. Thomas joint social work program. I started interning at Hammer Residences in September 2018. As the school year is wrapping...

Volunteer of the Month: Church of the Open Door

The Church of the Open Door has been selected as the Volunteer of the Month for May!   For the past several years, the Church of the Open Door has partnered with Hammer by having their youth group volunteer at our Rockford, Royal Oaks, and Zealand locations. The...