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Founded in 1979, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization that trains and places Capuchin monkeys with people living with physical and mobility challenges.

Image of monkey helper and recipient staring at eachother     Image of a monkey in the bathMonkey helper with recipient (Left). Bath time (Right).

Monkeys are trained to provide daily in-home assistance to recipients; performing tasks such as retrieving dropped objects, turning on lights, pushing power buttons, scratching an itch, turning pages in a book or magazine, and many more. In addition to specific tasks unique to the recipient’s needs, a special bond forms between recipients and their service monkey, giving companionship, joy, and hope.

“Although Kathy helps me stay functional, I also value our relationship and the companionship that she provides. She is always with me and I can’t possibly feel sad or lonely when she is around."– Michael T., Monkey Helper Recipient

Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, Helping Hands is able to provide these specially trained service animals and lifetime support free of charge to recipients all across the United States. When Helping Hands monkeys are ready to retire from service, they are placed in loving, supportive homes where they receive special care after a lifetime of giving it, along with close medical supervision.

Helping hands monkey cuddling in blanket     Helping Hands monkey turning off light switchLaying down for an afternoon nap (Left). Monkey helper in training (Right). 

All profits from the sale of Monkey Business Farm products, including our beeswax-based skin care products, are donated to Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers.

To learn more about Helping Hands, go to www.monkeyhelpers.org.

 

 

 

Photo Credit:
- Top left: Cary Wolinksy, Trillium Studios
- Top right, bottom left: Helping Hands, Monkey Helpers
- Bottom right: Erica Noyes