What is Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers?

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. was founded to raise and train capuchin monkeys to provide daily assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments.

Since 1979, Helping Hands has supported service monkeys and their human partners with interactive mentoring and close supervision of each monkey’s behavioral, nutritional, and veterinary needs. The organization has provided these uniquely trained animals free of charge to our recipients with the help of private donations. Helping Hands is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Why they are Awesome

  • Now, over 40 years later, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers can proudly say that hundreds of men and women live more independent and engaged lives because of these little capuchin monkeys.

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