Hammer Home Run 2017

Hammer Home Run 2017

By: Michelle Ryan, Program Manager at Zachary Baseball in January you might ask? …well our answer is YES! Baseball is usually considered a summertime sport, but this year, during one of the coldest days in January, Hammer held its 4th Annual Hammer Home Run event in...
Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Author: Emily Lavalier, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Hammer Residences, and Collage Artist at EmLav Art. Rebecca, a person supported by Hammer, has been on many Hammer Travel trips. Some of the destinations include Disney World, Los Angeles and Hawaii. She has...
Thankful for the Little Things

Thankful for the Little Things

On this week of Thanksgiving, we at Hammer have so much to be thankful for. Our fantastic staff members keep our programs running smoothly and effectively, and keep the individuals we support happy and successful. Our community and family members are supportive donors and volunteers. And sometimes, just when we think we have seen it all, we are once again humbled by the support and recognition from an unforeseen source. Not only did a stranger take the time to recognize and thank one of our hard-working staff, she also provided a wonderful example of kindness to the individuals.

The Heart of “Can Do” Collaboration

The Heart of “Can Do” Collaboration

Dana’s story is a story about the positive power of relationships, the power of listening to understand, and collaborating to guide whatever process is necessary towards one human being’s definition of success and fulfillment.

A Sister’s Point of View

A Sister’s Point of View

My name is Pat Peterson and my youngest brother Kelly was moved to a state institution when he was very young. That happened in the 1960s to some people with developmental disabilities who could not be cared for by their family. Kelly was born with Down syndrome, and...
Get Ready to Vote!

Get Ready to Vote!

By: Terriann Thommes, Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Resources It’s that time of year… a time to get informed, exercise our rights and to encourage our sisters, brothers, daughters, sons and people we serve and volunteer with to VOTE!  Of course, it is neither...