First Placement – 1979
Robert Foster and Hellion – together for 27 years until Robert passed away in 2007.
First Placement in NYC
Monkey Helper Henrietta was placed with Sue Strong in New York City.
Affiliation with Boston University
Helping Hands becomes affiliated with Boston University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kim & Mymu Featured in “Life Magazine”
Life Magazine told the story of monkey helper Mymu’s arrival to her new home with Kim Torbitt.
Placing the 50th Monkey Helper
Helping Hands celebrated the placement of the 50th monkey with a new recipient.
Helping Hands Launches SCIPP Program
Helping Hands launches Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program (SCIPP), to educate young people about preventive measures, the challenges of living with disabilities, and understanding the human-animal bond.
Grand Opening of Monkey College
Grand Opening of the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation Center in Boston, MA (the “Monkey College”) https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna5014298
First Placement in California
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers placed the first monkey in the State of California – Craig and Minnie.
Placement of 100th Monkey Helper
Helping Hands placed the 100th monkey helper in service, a testament to the commitment of supporters of the program.
Helping Hands on CBS
Dan Rather did a news segment about Helping Hands on CBS news.
Helping Hands on “The Today Show”
Helping Hands is featured on The Today Show with Lester Holt.
First Placement with World War II Veteran
First placement with an American veteran of World War II – Jim Hill and Jessica. Mr. Hill was one of the soldiers who stormed the beaches along the coast of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.
Helping Hands on “Jeopardy”
Helping Hands was featured as a category on Jeopardy.
First Placement with Iraq War Veteran
First placement with an American veteran of the War in Iraq. Tim Jeffers and Webster View their story.
30th Anniversary of Helping Hands
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers celebrated its 30th anniversary.
First publication of “Kasey to the Rescue”
First publication of the book Kasey to the Rescue which tells the story of Ned and his monkey helper Kasey. https://youtu.be/G0lwf0-Pwt4 Ned & Kasey
SCIPP is rebranded as YEP
SCIPP is rebranded as YEP – Youth Education Program.
Travis and Siggy Profiled in “TIME Magazine”
Travis and Siggy were profiled in TIME magazine. Travis and Siggy in Time Travis and Siggy
Monkey College becomes the Monkey Living Center
The Monkey College becomes the Monkey Living Center. View the Monkey living Center