We must continue to expand our ability to provide a safe and caring home to allow the people we support to age well in their Hammer & NER home.

Learn more about our funding priorities and discover personal stories about those we serve.

Help us reach our campaign goal!

$1.6m raised

Goal: $10 million

Hammer & NER accepts multi-year gifts of cash, stocks, and IRA distributions.

Fundraising Priorities

  • Recruiting and retaining caregivers and hospice care professionals who are specifically trained in dementia, personal cares, and end-of-life care, who are appropriately compensated, and have the necessary tools to provide evolving levels of care.
  • Providing homes that can be purchased or adapted for peoples’ changing needs (with ramps, widened hallways, roll-in showers, accessible outdoor spaces, and lift vans).
  • Implementing technology that attends to health and safety, including sensors that monitor motion, trigger lights when entering a room, and bed sensors to let a caregiver know when a person is awake to reduce the risk of wandering and falls.
  • Providing a model of service for those we support who are not working, are employed part time, or are retired with opportunities to socialize and to spend time in their communities participating in meaningful activities during the day.

With donor support, our caregivers will be able to continue to meet the complex needs of the people we support who are living with a developmental disability plus dementia.

“I care about Hammer & NER because I believe it represents the best in humanity. The act of caring for others, particularly those who cannot fully care for themselves, is a profound and honorable vocation. To be able to support such an organization’s mission, now and into the future, is something that fills me with purpose and pride.”

— Devin Harrington, Campaign Committee Member