Ann Tulloch was instrumental in the development of Northeast Residence, and served on the NER Board for many, many years. She passed away in 2019 at the age of 74 after a three-month struggle with an aggressive metastatic cancer. Memorials were directed to NER and 77 donors contributed $60,350 to her memory. Ann created a lasting legacy with her time, energy, talent, and financial commitment that continues today.
Decades before the ADA was passed, Bob Lockwood worked to get his daughters the support, education, and resources they needed to live full lives. In 1985, Bob and his wife opened one of the first group homes in Minnesota, and later joined the Northeast Residences family in 2016.
Each of our Hammer & NER homes is unique because of the people who live and work there. Each month we will “showcase” one of our homes (or apartment programs) and celebrate the people who live there and the staff who support them. Let’s meet the County Road F home in White Bear Lake!
Alvina Hammer’s founding of Hammer School in 1923 has impacted the lives of thousands of people living with intellectual and other disabilities. Some 57 years after her death, Alvina remains a revered visionary in the disability services field. Now, 57 years after her death, we are honored and humbled to mark her final resting place.
Ralph Rosenvold was a little fellow with eyes filled with merriment and good nature with a smile that cracked his round, jolly face. He was one of the first students of Hammer School In a very special way, he became a symbol of Hammer around Wayzata, endearing himself to people for almost 65 years.
Alvina Hammer and Evelyn Carlson were two pioneering women who believed children with developmental disabilities could learn and flourish and devoted their lives to creating a school and services designed to meet their special needs. Their vision and their work greatly influenced disability services across Minnesota and the country.