Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. Providing help and touching hearts for over forty-one years.
The Monkey Living Center. Giving active and post-service monkeys all the care they deserve.
Our new mission. Exploring and advancing the benefits of the human - animal interaction.
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers - Our History
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. was founded to raise and train capuchin monkeys to provide daily assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments.
To learn more, go to: The Past
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers Today
Our Current Mission
In 2021, we made the difficult decision to cease our training/placement services. There were many reasons for this decision. As a result, our mission has shifted to focusing on quality support for all our post-service monkeys in a state-of-the art care facility.
To learn more, go to The Present
To support our ongoing efforts, go to Support Us
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers - Our Future
The Human-Animal Interaction
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers has embarked on an exciting new journey to explore the far-reaching dimensions of the human-animal interaction universe. Our goal is to become a go-to partner in creating positive outcomes inspired by our mutual dependency.
To learn more, go to The Future
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
is successful because
of the support of our donors.
Time to Meet Our Monkeys!
The post-service monkeys living at the Monkey Living Center each have distinct personalities, favorite toys or activities, food preferences, bathing routines, and social behaviors.
Koko LOVES mirrors. She flirts with her own reflection like she is the most beautiful monkey she has ever seen. She does have some of the most amazing tufts on her head!
Nicky is not afraid of anything! In fact, when we got a Roomba at The Monkey Living Center, he was the first monkey to go up to it and press all the buttons to make it go!
Sadie adores her baths. It has to be the right temperature and just the right amount of bubbles, but she will just lounge in the deep water and zone out like she’s at a spa.