Holiday Greetings

Your generous gift will help make the holidays brighter for Rosie and everyone at Hammer.

Winter Discoveries

Check out the winter edition of our Discoveries magazine.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Enjoy photos of us sharing a Thanksgiving meal with the people we support, staff, and volunteers.

Let's Stay in Touch!

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Ready to Dive In?

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

A Top 200 Workplace

For the 13th year in a row Hammer has been named a Top 200 Workplace.

Welcome to Hammer.

We are so glad you are here.

Alvina Hammer’s mission remains true, even after nearly 100 years: to provide people with intellectual and other 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 people with developmental disabilities, and for the greater good of this organization, amazing things happen.


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

Hammer Residences is an organization where you can find purpose in your work as well as in your career. We have a unique culture with great benefits and our staff has voted Hammer a Top 200 Workplace for thirteen years in a row!

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

Hi Friends! I'm Ralph.

You can check our frequently asked questions section to get more information about working for Hammer.

Click here to view the Careers FAQ page!


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 volunteer, you will be helping individuals live life to its fullest.

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Using our 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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Homes & 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 Services

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.



Sign Up For Happenings

You will receive monthly news letters to keep you updated on news and events at Hammer Residences and Northeast Residence.

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 top 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.


Read the latest news from our blog:

Celebrating Our CareGivers–August 2022

Celebrating Our CareGivers–August 2022

Congratulations to Quita Kialain and Paul Roberts! Each month, we ask Hammer’s (West metro) and NER’s (East metro) Program Directors to nominate Direct Support...

It’s More Than Volunteering, It’s Friendship!

It’s More Than Volunteering, It’s Friendship!

by Ellen Timmerman-Borer, Chief Development Officer “We are friends.” That is what Deb Gjoraas and her husband, Jake, say about Carla, Cindy, Stephanie, and Amy,...

Two Places to Call Home: Willie’s Story

Two Places to Call Home: Willie’s Story

by Nate Reed, NER Development, Fundraising Manager I had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly and Theresa Daily at the Allen home in Little Canada as they...