Absolutely! The most important aspect of our program for many of our recipients is that this relationship is mutually beneficial and based upon trust and affection between them and their service monkey. A Helping Hands monkey views his/her recipient as a treasured caretaker, playmate, and protector. Monkeys show affection to their recipients by grooming them and cuddling together—some monkeys even enjoy gentle play “wrestling” with their recipients.
Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.