Transitioning with Joy

By Ann Martinka, Hammer Travel Customer Relations My name is Ann Martinka and I have been employed by Hammer Travel, for almost ten years. My husband Bob and I have three children and our middle child, Joy, was born with Down Syndrome. Being the only girl, Joy was lucky enough to get her own room....

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Eagle Scout Jack Moy is Hammer’s New Hero!

By Ginger Venable, Event and Project Manager at Hammer Residences Through this pandemic, many true heroes have emerged. Jack Moy, Eagle Scout, with help from his family and troop leaders has volunteered his free time during the pandemic to build three amazing pieces for Hammer Residences. Two...

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Learning to Pivot

By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts Reading back a grant application submitted in March seems like a lifetime ago. Katie Pease, our Community Life Coordinator, had been planning a project idea with multidisciplinary artist Xochi de la Luna, and Cow Tipping Press, a nonprofit that teaches...

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I See You

By Regan Vanevenhoven, Lead Care Coordinator Just over 3 years ago, I transitioned from the program side of Hammer into the Care Coordination Department which is located within the Customized Support Services, or what we like to call Hammer West. For those of you who may not know, Hammer West is...

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A Visit to Grandmother’s New Home

By Jan Hopper, First Ave Program Manager Tristan lives at Hammer First Ave, but his family lives in Lynden, Washington. He misses his family very much and would like to see them more often. A trip home to see his grandmother’s new home was made possible by YOU our generous donors who gave to...

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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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