It’s All About Joy!

It’s All About Joy!

World Down Syndrome Day is a special holiday in the Martinka household. Along with the daily hugs, their daughter Joy also shares her many gifts with her family. They have learned how to be more patient, more compassionate, more silly, more tolerant, more loyal, more...
Chan’s Story

Chan’s Story

By Peggy & Chris Klug, Chan’s Mom & Dad It takes people like us to make Hammer a special place. In 1993, we adopted a beautiful baby boy from Korea through Children’s Home Society. This was back in the day when the babies were brought over to us, when we...
A Lifetime of Smiles Through Music

A Lifetime of Smiles Through Music

By Donny Gromek, Family Member and DJ It has been my greatest honor to bring music to the people at Hammer Residences throughout the years.  In Hammer’s early years, I watched kids grow into teeny boppers, and then as they grew into adults. They are so excited to...
My Family Day Picnic Experience

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

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...