With an attentive and affectionate monkey helper, our recipients are defined more by what they have gained than by what they have lost. It is impossible to calculate the value of this transformation. No price can be put on the independence, self-respect, joy, and sense of empowerment that our monkey helpers bring to their human partners. Make your tax-deductible gift today and support our monkeys in training and in placement homes!
Meet Our Monkeys
Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.
Our Monkey Helpers
Hellion was the first monkey placed with Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. In 1979, she was placed with recipient Robert Foster; a Boston resident. Hellion was known to be quite bright.
Sophie is gentle and sweet natured little 28-year-old capuchin. While she was at The Monkey College she was as motivated by hugs as she was by food rewards!
Helping Hands service monkeys are highly regarded for assisting with a variety of household tasks to people living with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments.
Monkey College Tour
Just like human colleges, The Monkey College is challenging and fun. Located in our Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation Center in Boston, The Monkey College pairs highly skilled trainers with monkeys to develop them into competent, reliable service animals.