We are the only organization of our kind in the world. One of the main reasons for our success is that the training and placement of Helping Hands service monkeys relies on an interface of professional disciplines that few other organizations are able to coordinate. These disciplines include primatology, psychology, and complex training techniques, as well as extensive knowledge and skill in rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, engineering, workstation modification, adaptive equipment design, and other services that address the needs of adults living with severe physical disabilities. In addition, it requires a great deal of time, patience, and funding to raise, train, and successfully place service monkeys with eligible recipients.
Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.