Beautiful Souls

by Pam Borum, Individualized Community Services DSP  When I started at Hammer seven years ago, I already knew that I enjoyed working with people. What I did not realize is that I would experience so many pure souls. I have seen many stages of life, from the...

A Visit to Grandmother’s New Home

By Jan Hopper, First Ave Program Manager Tristan lives at Hammer First Ave, but his family lives in Lynden, Washington. He misses his family very much and would like to see them more often. A trip home to see his grandmother’s new home was made possible by YOU...

Hammer Support: It Takes a Village

by Ashley Emerson, Program Manager at Hammer’s Emery Home At Hammer, each individual has the support of an entire village. It starts with the staff team, supporting the individual on a day-to-day basis and making the house a home. Some of the support includes...

Inspiration from an Old Red Barn

By Karen Trygstad, Training and Education Coordinator Shortly after I began working at Hammer, I stumbled across a YouTube video of Jon Leverentz, that was filmed in his basement art studio in his Hammer home, talking about his love of art. Something about that video...

Technology: Staying Relevant in Changing Times

By Jessica Hammer, Instructional Designer and Tech Specialist I have a confession to make. I’m a millennial. There, I said it. Whew. Now that that’s over with I have another confession. I love reading real books. Listen, I know eBooks are so convenient and instant and...

Phone-Banking to Save Medicaid

On a recent Tuesday evening, I made my way to an office building in St. Paul to join fellow volunteers in phone banking to save Medicaid.

When Life Comes Around Full Circle

Have you ever experienced arriving back where you first began? It’s ironic how life’s experiences can bring you full circle and then you realize how much you have really learned throughout the process. John Coy, now a local award-winning author recently journeyed back...