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We look forward to working together to help make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

2020 Annual Report

Thank You. You made a difference in 2020.

Hammer's Got Talent 2021

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Support and Honor Hammer Nurses

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Ready to Dive In?

Are you looking to get involved? Click here to check out all our volunteer opportunities.

Making a Difference!

Hammer Residences and Northeast Residence merging together to support individuals with developmental disabilities.

Welcome to Hammer.

We are so glad you are here.

Alvina Hammer’s mission remains true, even after 95 years: to provide adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

When our dedicated staff, donors, advocates, and volunteers come together to ensure the health and well-being of all people with developmental disabilities, and for the greater good of this organization, amazing things happen. 

Scroll down to find ways to get involved.

Look for Ralph!

As you explore our services and opportunities, just look for Ralph to help guide you!

Learn more about Ralph and Hammer’s history


Some can give their time, others of their funds! We love our extended family of donors, no matter how you choose to participate.

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Helping a person reach their goals and dreams is an amazing gift that you can give. As a Hammer volunteer, you will be helping individuals live life to its fullest.

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Using Hammer’s Advocacy Alert Portal, you are able to find your district, legislator, and send emails to your legislator to take action. You will  also receive important action alerts.

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We Are Hiring!

Hammer Residences is an organization where you can find purpose in your work as well as a career. You can make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Hammer has a unique culture with great benefits. Our staff has voted us a Top 150 Workplace for eleven years in a row!

View our current job openings and find a rewarding career, supporting individuals with disabilities.

Hi Friend!

I’m Ralph, are you finding what you need?

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Home & Apartments

Click here to explore our Home & Apartment services and programs. Our homes and apartments are adapted as needed to meet the range of age, needs, and abilities.

Support Service

Independence and fulfillment are at the core of our mission, by providing the support needed for people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives.

Make A Donation

We need your financial support right now to help our most vulnerable citizens stay safe during this critical time. Your donation to the Area of Greatest Need Fund gives Hammer the flexibility to direct the dollars where needed most. 

Please consider giving generously today.

Hi Friend!

I’m Ralph, are you finding what you need? Click here to read more about how we’ll use your donation funds.

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Joe Esposito. Hammer’s Own Rock Star

Joe Esposito. Hammer’s Own Rock Star

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Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month

Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month for October is Whitney Blasko. Whitney began volunteering with Heidi eight years ago. She became interested...

Are you hoping to get involved?

We invite you to learn more about our founding history, and our vast service programs and offerings. We also frequently update our Careers page with job opportunities within our organization, and in the community.

Are you looking for help?

We continue to be a successful leader in the disability services industry. Our person-centered approach highlights each individual’s needs and what is important to them. We work daily to give voice and meaning to each person’s daily life.


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