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PAST

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. Providing help and touching hearts for over forty-one years.

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PRESENT

The Monkey Living Center. Giving active and post-service monkeys all the care they deserve.

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FUTURE

Our new mission. Exploring and advancing the benefits of the human - animal interaction.

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers - Our History

1979-2020

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

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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

Innovative Technology

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is making a transition in the way it serves people living with physical disabilities, moving away from using service animals and moving into implementing the use of innovative technologies. As we go through this transition, we are guided by these two key principles. First, we will take care of our post-service monkeys until the end of their natural lives. Second, our mission, providing innovative technologies and quality-of-life opportunities to those living with physical disabilities, will remain our compass.

To learn more, go to The Future

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WAYS TO GIVE

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
is successful because
of the support of our donors.
Thank you!

Donate2C
WAYS TO GIVE

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
is successful because
of the support of our donors.
Thank you!

Time to Meet Our Monkeys!

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers meet the 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.

Did you know that monkeys can be ticklish? Shelly is a sweet and happy girl who is super ticklish and will roll over laughing if her human even touches her stomach! She’s also quite the artist – she loves to draw!
 
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers at the Monkey Living Center

This is just a sampling of the characteristics and behaviors we encounter every day. For more stories about our amazing capuchins go to Meet Our Monkeys.

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We hope that each photo brings a smile to your face knowing that your donation helps provide for these special service animals.

Volunteer Opportunities

Helping Hands is actively looking for talented people to join our Development Committee and/or our Board of Directors.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities