Experience Life to its Fullest

Since opening its doors in 1923, Hammer’s passion to provide quality services for adults and children with developmental disabilities has helped thousands experience life to its fullest.

Be a part of Reach for Ralph!


  • Thursday, July 24th 2014
  • 5:30-10pm
  • Nicollet Island Pavilion (40 Power St Minneapolis, MN 55401)
  • Purchase tickets!
  • Donate an auction item, prize or cash, by contacting Cari Sheley at or 952-277-2454.
  • Become an event sponsor for as little as $500 and receive two tickets
  • Volunteer – before, during or after the event. If you are a current volunteer, contact Cathy Thoma at or 952-345-8554. If you are new to Hammer, please complete the Hammer Volunteer Application.

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors!

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Check it out … our hot-off-the-press, 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!


Spring Appeal

We hope you enjoy our Spring Appeal featuring Leslie Fish of Sumac! Over 2,000 family members and friends received this special celebration of spring in their mailboxes in early May.



Respecting Abilities. Reaching for Opportunities. Realizing Dreams.