We must attract and retain skilled, dedicated, and caring Direct Support Professionals by providing them with a competitive living wage, opportunities for growth and a comprehensive benefits package.

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

  • Provide staff with a livable wage and competitive compensation and benefits, along with opportunities for growth.
  • Invest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work to ensure all the people we support and our employees feel welcome and valued at Hammer & NER.
  • Create pathways to promotion and leadership through specialized training and professional development.
  • 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.

This foundational support will ensure we have resources to achieve long-range stability and provide much needed funding to competitively compensate those who work tirelessly to help the people we support to flourish in their daily lives.

“Hammer & NER is important to us because we feel blessed and humbled by the beautiful spirits of the people supported.”

— Carol and George Daum, Campaign Committee Members