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Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers announced today that Angela Lett, current Director of Development and Communication, will step in for the departing Executive Director, Megan Talbert, who has decided to step down after 17 years. Lett begins her tenure as the Interim Executive Director of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers on May 13.

After 17 years at Helping Hands, Megan Talbert, Executive Director, is moving on to other opportunities. Her final day will be Friday, May 12. The staff and monkeys at The Monkey College will miss her and are thankful for the guidance and support she has provided during her time here.  

After a spinal cord injury, the simplest tasks can become daunting. At Helping Hands, capuchin monkeys are trained to help people with disabilities regain their independence and confidence.

Alison Payne is the director of training for Helping Hands. Q. What does Helping Hands do, and what does your job involve? A. Helping Hands is a nonprofit that trains and places capuchin monkeys to assist people with limited physical mobility.

Standing less than 2 feet tall, capuchin monkeys are known for their dexterity, easygoing ways—and total adorableness. But the capuchins at Helping Hands, a nonprofit in Boston, are also hardworking heroes...

Special Events

Oct 21

A fundraiser like no other! Travel back in time and join us for the 80's edition of our popular event.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:00 - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 22:00
Boston, MA