Please enable JavaScript for the best experience on this site.

Daniel Hammer


Prison Linkage Case Manager

Meet Daniel

Daniel Hammer was inspired to become a case manager after teaching a life skills class at Lackawanna County Prison to prepare men and women for life after release. Teaching the class motivated him to look for a way to give these individuals even more help, and becoming a case manager fulfilled this goal. “Instead of just working with people during their incarcerations and hoping they utilized the information they were given,” he says, “I get to work with them on the outside to try and ensure they do, in fact, use that information to make more positive changes in their lives.”

For Daniel, each day at The Wright Center for Community Health brings a new set of responsibilities, from working in the office and traveling to the clinic, to spending time with clients at court. He strives to support clients in any way he can, which, he says, makes his work personally meaningful. “Being a source of support and an advocate for people during some of their most trying and darkest times and, hopefully, assisting with leading them to a more stable, positive part of their life is pretty rewarding,” he says. In some instances, he adds, just taking the time to listen often makes a great difference.

Daniel grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. He received an associate degree from Montgomery Community College and his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from the Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Lackawanna County. He previously volunteered with the Lackawanna County Reentry Task Force. In his free time, Daniel enjoys sports, especially football, and spending time with family and friends.

Click here to learn about The Wright Center for Community Health Ryan White Clinic

 

Join Our Team