In the News

5/14/2021
Cathy Thoma Receives Certification in Volunteer Management // Wayzata Sun Sailor

4/14/2021
Parent: son is joy of her life, DSPs are lifeline // MOHR website

3/30/2021
Creating A More Inclusive World // Netsmart Blog Post

1/6/2021
West Metro Nonprofit Acquires Disability Service Provider // White Bear Press

12/29/2020
Hammer to acquire Northeast Residence // Wayzata Sun Sailor

9/2/2020
Plymouth Boy Scout Crafts Items for Hammer // Wayzata Sun Sailor

8/5/2020
John Estrem interviewed about staffing shortages due to COVID-19. Click here to watch // FOX 9 News

7/6/2020
Hammer’s virtual Reach for Ralph benefit raises $177K //Wayzata Sun Sailor

5/20/2020
Hammer recognizes volunteers with Community Partner awards//Wayzata Sun Sailor

4/27/2020
Paying it Forward: Hammer Supporter Donates Stimulus Check // Wayzata SunSailor

4/7/2020
John Estrem interviewed about hiring during the COVID19 pandemic. Click here to watch // FOX 9 News

2/27/2020
Hammer, Minnetonka Center for the Arts empower artists with disabilities // Wayzata SunSailor

12/4/2019
Hammer Residences Recognized for Workplace Wellness // Lakeshore Weekly News

11/26/2019
Hennepin County Recognizes Hammer Residences with Worksite Wellness Award // Wayzata SunSailor

10/23/2019
Hammer Residences partners with Minnetonka Center for the Arts to provide art courses // Lakeshore Weekly News

10/17/2019
Hammer Residences partners with Minnetonka Center for the Arts for classes // Wayzata SunSailor

9/19/2019
A Place for Us // Wayzata Life Magazine

9/17/2019
Hammer Residences shines spotlight on direct support professionals // Sun Sailor

8/27/2019
PHOTO: Float it Forward program provides boat trip for Hammer Residences // Sun Sailor

7/30/2019
Hammer names new director of customized support services // Sun Sailor

7/29/2019
PHOTOS: Hammer’s Reach for Ralph raises more than $250,000 // Sun Sailor

7/25/2019
Arthur Lehmann, a ‘shining example’ of living a full and independent life, dies at 55 // Star Tribune

7/20/2019
Hammer direct support professionals nominated for awards // Sun Sailor

7/3/2019
Hammer promises a place for all at Reach for Ralph benefit // Sun Sailor

5/28/2019
Teen author with autism shares insights at Hammer forum // Sun Sailor

4/25/2019
Minnesota publisher gives a voice to people with disabilities // Fox 9

3/28/2019
No words needed: Volunteers recognized for their work with Hammer Residences // Sun Sailor

12/5/2018
Hopkins book event gives stage to writers with developmental disabilities // Sun Sailor

12/3/2018
‘It’s a gift’: Twin Cities nativity pageant gives adults with disabilities chance to shine // Star Tribune

11/29/2018
Pyka named a ‘Top Woman in Finance’ // Sun Sailor

11/22/2018
Grants help people with disabilities pay for dental care // Star Tribune

11/20/2018
Grants give healthy smiles to those supported by Hammer Residences // Sun Sailor

11/16/2018
Top Women in Finance: Kristin Pyka // Finance & Commerce

11/16/2018
Top Women in Finance 2018 // Finance & Commerce

10/1/2018
Hammer Residences’ Reach for Ralph a Success // Wayzata Life Magazine

9/26/2018
Hammer Residences Celebrate Support Staff Members // Sun Sailor

9/1/2018
2018 ANCOR Award Nominees // Wayzata Life Magazine

8/28/2018
Wellness in the Woods Builds Awareness for Vitals App // Brainerd Dispatch

8/14/2018
Walker Named Chief Program Officer at Hammer // Sun Sailor

7/18/2018
Hammer Hosts Another Successful Reach for Ralph Benefit // Sun Sailor

7/18/2018
Hammer Residence’s Annual Benefit Raises Over $300,000 // Lakeshore Weekly News

7/5/2018
‘No Words Are Needed:’ Nonverbal Friendship at a Hammer Residence to be Featured at Fundraiser // Lakeshore Weekly News

7/5/2018
Hammer Residences’ Reach for Ralph Benefit Will Be Thursday, July 12 // Sun Sailor

6/29/2018
Making a Difference at Reach for Ralph // Medina Living June 2018

6/27/2018
Open Your Heart to Hammer at Reach for Ralph // Wayzata Life Magazine June 2018

6/27/2018
A Musical Connection // Wayzata Life Magazine June 2018

6/22/2018
Enhancing Our Training Capacity: A Minnesota Organization’s Experience with College of Direct Support // Impact Winter/Spring 2018

6/14/2018
Hammer Residences, Law Firm Seek to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault Against People with Intellectual Disabilities // Sun Sailor

5/29/2018
Katie Binning Wins TwinWest’s Young Professionals Award 2018 // Sun Sailor

5/18/2018
Hammer Residences Elects Three New Board Members // Sun Sailor

4/20/2018
Parables, a Wayzata Worship Service, Celebrates People with Disabilities // Lakeshore Weekly News

4/21/2018
Eden Prairie senior RaNiyah Taylor Named 2018 Hammer Community Partner // Sun Current

4/20/2018
Partners in Play // The Pioneer

4/19/2018
Local Organizations Recognized by Hammer Residences as Community Partners // Sun Sailor

2/1/2018
Hammer CEO John Estrem named President of the Board of Directors at Clare Housing // Sun Sailor

1/25/2018
Friend of Hammer, Denny Newell, Featured in Wayzata Life Magazine // Wayzata Life Magazine

12/19/2017
Hammer Concerned About Potential Cuts Needed for Federal Tax Bill // Sun Sailor

11/2/2017
This is Medicaid Coalition Warns Paulsen: Medicaid Cuts Would Depreciate Life for Many // Lakeshore Weekly News

11/2/2017
Hammer Residences Hosts ‘This Is Medicaid’ Press Conference // Channel 12 News

9/11/2017
Hammer Residences Honors Direct Support Professionals // Sun Sailor

8/25/2017
Hammer CEO Elected to Statewide Position // Lakeshore Weekly News

8/25/2017
Hammer CEO John Estrem elected board president of ARRM // Wayzata Sun Sailor

8/11/2017
John Estrem Elected Board President of ARRM // ARRM.org

8/1/2017
Meet Your Neighbor: Meet Craig // Wayzata Life Magazine

7/26/2017
Caregivers Step Into the Spotlight at Hammer’s Reach for Ralph Benefit // Wayzata Sun Sailor

7/17/2017
Art Show to Benefit Hammer Residences // Lakeshore Weekly News

7/13/2017
From the Heart: Retired pastor discusses why he became a Hammer caregiver // Wayzata Sun Sailor

7/10/2017
Reach for Ralph is July 20 // Coffee with KARE 11

7/6/2017
Reach for Ralph Benefit Date Set for July 20 // Lakeshore Weekly News

7/5/2017
Earle Brown Center Hosting Reach for Ralph Fundraiser on July 20 // Brooklyn Park Sun Post

6/29/2017
Hammer Residences Named a Top 150 Workplace for Eight Consecutive Year// Lakeshore Weekly News

6/21/2017
Hammer Residences Named a Top 150 Workplace for 8 Consecutive Years // Minneapolis StarTribune Check out the Star Tribune listing»

6/15/2017
Hammer Residences Given the ARRM Cares Award 2017 // Wayzata Sun Sailor

6/13/2017
Artist supported by Hammer Residences displaying artwork at the University of Minnesota // Wayzata Sun Sailor

6/8/2017
Geoff Makousky is Hammer Residences 2017 ARRM Cares Award Winner  // Read the Press Release»

6/6/2017
Hammer Volunteer Opportunity Featured on Coffee with KARE  // KARE 11

5/23/2017
Hammer Invites Community to Education Forum // Plymouth Sun Sailor

5/10/2017
Column: The people behind the stories // Sun Post

5/10/2017
‘We Matter’: People with disabilities and those who serve then rally at the Capitol // Lakeshore Weekly News

5/2/2017
Hammer Residences Celebrates Volunteers // Wayzata and Plymouth Sun Sailor

4/27/2017
Our family finds joy in being advocates for people with disabilities // The Press

4/26/2017
Golden Valley family forms strong bond volunteering with a man supported by Hammer Residences // The Sun Post

4/24/2017
Building bonds: Hammer’s volunteers find lifelong friends // Lakeshore Weekly News

4/22/2017
2017 Hammer Community Partners say volunteering is about family // Minnetonka Sun Sailor

4/20/2017
Hammer Announces its 2017 Community Partner Award Recipients // Sun Sailor

2/20/2017
Lakewinds Roundup Raises $10,306 for Hammer Residences // Minnetonka Sun Sailor

1/10/2017
Hammer Holiday Home Run Event Video // Wayzata Sun Sailor

12/7/2016
Love Finds A Way When Andy Met Molly Story // Wayzata Sun Sailor

10/18/2016
Wayzata Celebrates the 2016 Person of the Year // Wayzata Sun Sailor

10/1/2016
Enthusiastic Supporters Help Hammer Residences Raise Over $250,000 // Wayzata Life

9/29/2016
Hammer and Wayzata’s James J. Hill Days … A Meaningful Community Tradition //  Wayzata Sun Sailor

9/27/2016
Celebrating Summer and Family at the Hammer Family Picnic // Lakeshore Weekly News

9/15/2016
Going Way Back: Hammer and JJ Hill Days Collaboration Continues // Lakeshore Weekly News

9/15/2016
Hammer Program Director to Receive ARC Minnesota Award // Sun Sailor

9/15/2016
Hammer Honoring Workers who Support People with Disabilities // Lakeshore Weekly News

9/12/2016
Lakeville Woman to Receive ARC Award // SUN This week

9/12/2016
Hammer Honoring Workers Who Support People with Developmental Disabilities // Sun Sailor

7/20/2016
A Record Night of Support at Hammer’s Reach for Ralph Event // Sun Sailor

7/12/2016
A Home for a Lifetime: Hammer’s Reach for Ralph Benefit is Set for Thursday // Lakeshore Weekly News

7/7/2016
Hammer’s Annual Reach for Ralph Benefit Returns on July 14 // Sun Sailor

7/2/2016
Hammer Continues to be a Top 150 Workplace // Lakeshore Weekly News

6/2016
Making a Difference in the Community – Sue Gregor // Wayzata Living Magazine

6/1/2016
“Hammer Time” with Alex and Leo // Life to the Max, Ep. 242

5/26/2016
Joe and Kathy Reis: Making a Difference // Medina Living, June 2016

5/17/2015
Hammer Hosts Family Education Forum in Wayzata //Sun Sailor

4/21/2016
Sun Sailor honoring volunteer John Flynn, a Direct Service Volunteer // Sun Sailor

4/15/2016
Rachel Thomas New Director of Customized Support Services // Mpls/ St. Paul Business Journal

4/11/2016
Volunteer Appreciation Week – Honoring Knights of Columbus // Lakeshore Weekly News

4/1/2016
Four Hammer Volunteers Receive Community Partner Awards//Lakeshore Weekly News

3/9/2016
Hammer and Opportunity Partners Join Forces // Lakeshore Weekly News

12/21/2015
Kevan Nitzberg Names Art Educator of the Year//ABC Papers

12/16/2015
Connections Through Art //Lakeshore Weekly News

11/24/2015
A Seat at the Table: A Hammer Thanksgiving Tradition // Lakeshore Weekly News

11/10/2015
Give to the Max Day 2015 // Lakeshore Weekly News

09/27/2015
Hammer Residence Appoints New Chief Program Officer // Sun Sailor

09/27/2015
Hammer Residence Hires New Director of Communication // Sun Sailor

08/13/2015
Opinion – Government: An Invitation to Partner // Sun Sailor

07/23/2015
25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act // KARE 11 News

07/23/2015
Landmark ADA Law Celebrated 25 Years Later // Channel 12 News

07/14/2015
Hammer Celebrates Living Beyond Disabilities Through 25 Champions of the ADA Video Series // Weber Shandwick

07/09/2015
Help Hammer “Imagine the Possibilities at Annual Reach for Ralph Benefit // Sun Sailor & Sun Current

06/14/2015
These Companies Have Been Top Workplaces Every Year // Star Tribune

06/04/2015
The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards // Minnesota Business Magazine

05/28/2015
Person Centered Technology – Creating the Future of Support // Sun Sailor

04/14/2015
EP Givers Nominee: Hammer Helps the Disabled Thrive // Eden Prairie News

03/19/2015
A March Toward Awareness // Sun Sailor

03/10/2015
Blazin’ with Heart // Lakeshore Weekly News

01/16/2015
Hammer Residences Selected as Weber Shandwick’s 2015 Pro Bono Client // Lakeshore Weekly News

01/08/2015
Sen. Klobuchar Celebrates ABLE Act with Visit to Hammer Home // Sun Sailor

12/29/2014
Minnesotans with Disabilities Pleased with New Law // WCCO

12/29/2014
Senator Klobuchar Celebrates ABLE Act in Plymouth // KSTP

12/29/2014
ABLE Act to Help Families with Disabilities // Channel 12 News

12/18/2014
A Reminder of Happiness in Every Brush Stroke // Sun Sailor

11/27/2014
Hammer Thanksgiving // KARE 11

11/14/2014
Hammer Improves Quality of Life // Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

11/03/2014
Powerful Conversations // Lake Minnetonka Magazine

10/23/2014
Hammer Receives Community Partner of the Year Award // Sun Sailor

09/16/2014
‘Hammer Conversations’ Follow Adults Living with Disabilities, and Thriving // Lakeshore Weekly News

09/09/2014
People on the Move: Thomas Gillespie // Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

08/26/2014
Hammer Residences Hire Two in New Roles // Sun Sailor

08/26/2014
ARRM Member Hammer Residences Introduces New Video Series // ARRM “Whats New(s)?” Blog

07/29/2014
A Night of Giving at Hammer’s Reach for Ralph Benefit // Sun Sailor

07/28/2014
Hammer Residences Joins Disability Visibility Project as Media Partner // disabilityvisibilityproject.com

07/10/2014
Hammer Residences Introduces Insightful New Video Series // Sun Sailor

06/24/2014
Hammer Residences Named Top Workplace for Fifth Year // ARRM “What’s New(s)?”

06/16/2014
Wayzata-based Hammer Residences Recognized as Top Workplace // Lakeshore Weekly News

06/16/2014
Hammer Residences Inspires with Its New Video Series // Lake Minnetonka Magazine

06/15/2014
Hammer Wins Top Workplace Award for Fifth Straight Year // Star Tribune

05/21/2014
New Hope Woman Called a “Trail Blazer” for Others // Channel 12 News

05/15/2014
Hammer Hires New Director of Advocacy & Volunteer Resources // Sun Sailor

05/15/2014
Employee’s Performance Encourages Plymouth Company to Hire 97 Others with Disabilities // Sun Sailor

05/13/2014
Individuals from Hammer Try Their Hand at Archery // Lakeshore Weekly News

04/24/2014
EP Giver: Hammer Helps Those with Disabilities Live Life to the Fullest // Eden Prairie News

04/24/2014
Hammer Receives $140K Grant from Cargill // Sun Sailor

04/14/2014
Hammer Residences Receives $140K Grant for Renovations  // Lakeshore Weekly News

04/01/2014
What My Services Mean to Me // ARRM “What’s New(s)?” Blog

03/25/2014
Father, Son Push Bill that Would Pump $2 Million into Improving Disability Services // KSTP 5 Eyewitness News

02/14/2014
Editor’s Pick for Best Nonprofit // Lake Minnetonka Magazine: “Best Of” Edition

01/29/2014
Reshaping the Way the World Views Autism – One Family at a Time // Sun Sailor

01/17/2014
Minn. Fans Talk on Imminent Dome Deflation // WCCO

11/15/2013
An Unlikely, Yet Likely Friendship // Eden Prairie Sun Current

11/2013
Hammer Celebrates 90 Years of Helping People with Disabilities // Lake Minnetonka Magazine

11/5/2013
Living on Ives Lane: Hammer Home Residents Make Good Neighbors // Plymouth Magazine

8/20/2013
Growing Independence: A Story from a Self-Advocate in Eden Prairie // ARRM News

8/8/2013
Hammer Residences Recognizes Medina Residents // South Crow River News

8/7/2013
Joe and Kathy Reis Recognized for 23 Years of Service with Hammer Residences, Inc. // Lake Minnetonka Magazine

8/5/2013
Philanthropy Beat: CEO Helps Disabled Partake in Fuller Lives // Star Tribune

7/31/2013
Hammer Supporter Joe Reis, Coldwell Banker Burnet CEO, and his wife Kathy were awarded the Hammer Community Partner Award // MPLS-SP Business Journal

7/28/2013
Joe and Kathy Reis Have Been Awarded the Hammer Residences Inc. Community Partner Award for their Volunteerism and Community Service // Pioneer Press

7/24/2013
Hammer Residences Celebrates 90 Years // Sun Sailor

7/19/2013
Eden Prairie Mayor to Visit Hammer Residences’ Lake Place Apartments on August 12

6/18/2013
Hammer Residences Celebrates 90 Years of Helping the Disabled // Lakeshore Weekly News

6/17/2013
Star Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota! // Star Tribune

6/12/2013
Celebrating Kids of All Abilities in Plymouth // Plymouth Magazine

5/21/2013
Hammer Residences Honored for Services at Eden Prairie Sites // Sun Current

Hammer Residences Wins Eden Prairie’s Human Rights Award // Eden Prairie Patch

3/4/2013
Hammer Residences, Inc. Hires New Director of Communications // MPLS-SP Business Journal

1/28/2013
Plymouth Creek Students Get a “Ralph” of Their Own // Sun Sailor