Hammer Residences was founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, a courageous and creative woman who believed that individuals living with developmental disabilities had the right to lead lives as normal as possible. She believed that in a loving and supported atmosphere, individuals with developmental disabilities would feel secure, develop self-confidence and be able to live life to its fullest.
Today, more than 95 years later, this steadfast commitment of caring continues. Hammer now serves 285 individuals who live in 46 group homes and apartments throughout the western suburbs of Minneapolis. David Pierce (pictured in 1968 with Evelyn Carlson, Director of Hammer) was born with Down Syndrome and came to Hammer as a five year old. David continues to live at Hammer today, with the right supports at the right time, allowing him to grow and flourish to live a full and meaningful life.
The financial support of the community, and events like Moms on a Mission, provides this high quality, compassionate care for David and all those who call Hammer home. Thank you for making a difference!!