We are permanently suspending all new placements, but are committed to the care of all our service monkeys. Learn More.

Who We Serve

We support all our service monkeys for their entire lives.


Nothing is going to undo the trauma. But the monkey can help not only focus on the present but on the future, on what we're going to do tomorrow.

- Alan Moy Sooho, MD,  Chief of Staff, Retired;
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI

Assisting men and women who were injured while serving our country has long been a priority for Helping Hands. In fact, Helping Hands received its initial funding from the Veterans Administration and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. We also receive financial support from the Combined Federal Campaign, the only philanthropic organization authorized to solicit contributions from federal workers. 

With help from the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, the Independence Fund, and other veterans’ support groups, Helping Hands service animals are currently assisting veterans wounded in the War in Iraq and the Gulf War. We also have had placements with soldiers who served in Vietnam and even WWII.