In 1923, founder Alvina Hammer opened our doors because she believed that individuals with disabilities have the right to live in a loving home environment where they could flourish, developing independence and self-confidence. We have compassionately cared for adults and children with developmental disabilities for over 90 years. It’s not just what we do. It’s who we are. Our mission remains true to her vision: provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. In her memory, our volunteers, board members and families advocate for legislation to ensure the health and well-being of all people with developmental disabilities. Hammer has adapted to change and changed with the times, always focused on meeting the needs of the people we serve. With support from staff, volunteers, donors, and families, the people who live in our homes, apartments, and In-home services are given the opportunity live their lives to the fullest. Executive TeamPrint ResourcesIn the News
Hammer Holiday Home Run
Baseball Clinic for Hammer hosted by Wayzata High School Baseball Program and former MN Twins player, Scott Leius.
2016 JJ Hill Days Parade
Hammer participated in the James J Hill Days parade in Wayzata in September. Hammer has a long tradition of participating in the community parade, lasting over thirty years.
ARRM Cares Award Winner
Alex Kriz, Assistant Program Manager (specializing in Recreation) at our Welcome Place home won the ARRM Cares Award 2016. He was honored last weekend at the ARRM Conference in Duluth along with 5 other winners from around the state. Alex was nominated for the award by his program manager, Erin McChesney.