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Experience Life to its Fullest

Since opening its doors in 1923, Hammer has stayed true to its mission to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Hammer’s passion toward this goal has helped thousands of individuals experience life to its fullest.

David Pierce

We hope you enjoy our Fall Appeal featuring David from 1st Ave. Over 2,500 family members, friends and community partners received this touching story in their mailboxes in early October.









Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees for making this year’s Reach for Ralph such an amazing night. We raised roughly $185,000, making it our most successful event to date. Together we made many dreams come true!




HolidayCardsOur Hammer holiday cards are available now!  Click here for an order form! 

Holiday Card Order Form – 2014



Discoveries screen capture

Check it out … redesigned Discoveries magazine! The Summer 2014 edition hit mailboxes at the end of June. Thanks to our designer, writers and editors for their great work. We hope you enjoy!










It happened again … We are five for five in being named a Star Tribune “Top Workplace”! Hammer is one of only 14 organizations statewide that has won in all five years of the award’s history. We strive to create a values-driven, collaborative culture, and receiving this award for the fifth straight year validates the collective belief in our mission!




Our 2013 Annual Report is now online. Please enjoy reading about highlights and updates from this past year. You may also view our 990 Public Inspection Form here. As always, thank you to our generous donors and volunteers – we couldn’t do it without all of your support!

Respecting Abilities. Reaching for Opportunities. Realizing Dreams.