Hammer Leadership Team


Year of the Smile: Guide to a Healthy Smile

See this in PDF format (printable) Dental Health Handout

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Hammer: In The News

Check out this article in the Sun Sailor featuring Hammer Travel! Learn about how Hammer Travel has been working since 2009 to offer a variety of destinations and travel opportunities for those with developmental disabilities, and hear about their recent trip to Hawaii. http://sailor.mnsun.com/2016/02/02/trip-of-a-lifetime/


Travelers pose for a photo during a luau in Hawaii.










The Voices of Hammer: Winter Discoveries 2015

Our Discoveries magazine is written by the people that support those with disabilities. Read stories from parents, caregivers, friends, and more! View the PDF format


2016 is “The Year of the Smile”

Hammer has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. Grant funds will help the people Hammer serves to overcome the systemic barriers that keep many individuals with developmental disabilities from attaining good oral health. The grant provides money for electronic toothbrushes, power flossers, and anti-cavity rinses to fight germs that cause gum disease, helping everyone we serve be confident in their beautiful smiles!

smiles“Damaging oral habits can be a problem for individuals with developmental disabilities, partnered with limited funds for dental visits per calendar year.” said Cathie Wood, Director of Health Services at Hammer. “The individuals we serve may also have mobility or cognitive challenges, and electric toothbrushes and flossers will help simplify their oral health routine.”

Hammer declared 2016 the Year of the Smile, because we believe each person we serve should have access to the resources to achieve a healthy and bright smile that comes from consistent daily oral health. The combination of efforts will result in a healthier mouth, healthier eating habits, avoidance of tooth pain and tooth loss, and the confidence to feel good about themselves and smile!


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It happened again … For the sixth straight year we were named a Star Tribune “Top Workplace”! Hammer is one of only 13 organizations statewide that has won in all six years of the award’s history. Our mission, to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience life to its fullest is not easy work, but it is invaluable, life-changing work. Receiving this award is clear confirmation that our organization believes in what we do.



Experience Life to its Fullest

Since opening our doors in 1923, we have stayed true to our mission to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

Respecting Abilities. Reaching for Opportunities. Realizing Dreams.