Phone-Banking to Save Medicaid

Written by: Frances Matejcek, Hammer Advocacy intern, Macalester College student Francis joined other volunteers from the “This Is Medicaid” campaign to call voters in key states to preserve Medicaid and oppose the proposed Medicaid cuts in the healthcare bill. The bill has since...

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When Life Comes Around Full Circle

Have you ever experienced arriving back where you first began? It’s ironic how life’s experiences can bring you full circle and then you realize how much you have really learned throughout the process. John Coy, now a local award-winning author recently journeyed back to his caregiver roots. He...

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Community Partner Awards 2017

Every year, Hammer awards special families, donors, volunteers, or friends of Hammer with a Community Partner Award. These awards are presented at Hammer’s Annual Spring Breakfast. Take a look at the 2017 Community Partner Award winners, and join us in thanking them for their contribution to...

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A Baseball Fan’s Dream Come True

By: Samantha Cantrall, Communication Specialist at Hammer When Kris went to Twins Fest with her Hammer staff Katie, she had one goal in mind – meet Joe Mauer. There are many Minnesota Twins fans who have a special place in their heart for Joe Mauer, but Kris is an especially big fan. She has...

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Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid

MEDICAID (Medical Assistance or MA in Minnesota) Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid that  will be devastating for Minnesotans. Why is this so urgent now? Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MA in Minnesota) is a critical mechanism that ensures healthcare coverage and services for Minnesotans of all ages...

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Hammer Home Run 2017

By: Michelle Ryan, Program Manager at Zachary Baseball in January you might ask? …well our answer is YES! Baseball is usually considered a summertime sport, but this year, during one of the coldest days in January, Hammer held its 4th Annual Hammer Home Run event in the Wayzata Middle School dome....

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Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Author: Emily Lavalier, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Hammer Residences, and Collage Artist at EmLav Art. Rebecca, a person supported by Hammer, has been on many Hammer Travel trips. Some of the destinations include Disney World, Los Angeles and Hawaii. She has enjoyed them all, but her...

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Thankful for the Little Things

By: Samantha Cantrall, Communications Specialist A little-known fact about the Hammer Program Managers – not only do they carry the responsibilities of managing a Hammer home, many of them also work regular direct care shifts. Michelle has been at Hammer for over four years and was recently...

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