Your Gift Provides the Power of Home!

Your gift gives the Power of Home to Sarah and the 370 people supported at Hammer & NER.

Winter Discoveries: Careers Edition

Read stories about staff who found their passions and made their lifetime career at Hammer & NER.

Ralph Statue Welcomed to White Bear Lake!

Ribbon cutting event in White Bear Lake welcomes our beloved Ralph statue.

Find a Purposeful Career.

Come find your passion and make a difference in the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities.

Ready to Volunteer?

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

Cooks in the Kitchen

No special culinary skills required. Just come and have fun!

Opening doors. Unlocking possibilities.

Hammer & NER, together, are opening doors and creating opportunities for people with developmental and other disabilities.

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Join Our Team!

Join us and find purpose in your career by helping people with developmental and other disabilities live life to its fullest. Check out all our rewarding job opportunities today!

Family, extended.

Working together, Hammer & NER are opening doors and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. As one of the largest disability services providers in Minnesota, we are living our mission of enabling people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives. As we celebrate over 100 years of service, we are laying the groundwork for a future that enables us to continue to open doors and unlock possibilities.

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

Learn more about Hammer & NER’s history

Join us—there is a place for YOU in our community!

We are always focused on meeting the needs of the people we serve. With support from staff, volunteers, donors, and families, the people who live in our homes and apartments are given the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!


Our extended family of donors make a world of difference in the quality of life we can provide the people we serve. Your gift of support stays right here in our community.


Many of the people we serve would love a friend to take a walk with, bake cookies, get a pedicure, or share a love of reading. An hour here and there can make a BIG difference in someone’s life.


Our easy-to-use Advocacy Alert portal helps you email local legislators to encourage them to act on issues important to people with disabilities and those who care for them.

Supporting People in Homes & Apartments

Hammer & NER have provided housing and supportive services to people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a combined 150 years. We are proud of this legacy and remain committed to living out our mission to providing the people we serve the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

Read the latest stories in our blog

Inside you’ll find news, updates, and stories: from the people we serve and the families we work with; of the people who work and volunteer here; of our long, rich history and our vision for the future.

Risky Business

by Lisbeth Vest Armstrong, Chief Program Officer Did you ever consider the disability field  a high risk career option? It’s true. While it is such a fun and...

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Running for Fun?!

By Mallory Clark, Assistant Program Manager Last fall Brandon Eddy, RN and I were brainstorming creative ways for people to exercise and have fun at the same time....

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