Meet Our Monkeys

Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.

Our Monkey Helpers: Celebrate 40 Years with 40 Monkey Profiles!

Festivale 40th anniversary

In celebration of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers 40th Anniversary, we present you with 40 Monkey Profiles to celebrate 40 years!

Since 1979, Helping Hands has trained, placed, and cared for retired service monkeys. Be sure to check your newsletters, e-newsletters, and on all communication channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter this anniversary year!


Hellion: The Trailblazer!

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: One Creative Monkey!

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!

Minnie: A Perfect Companion!

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.  Our service monkeys also provide an additional benefit—the gift of dedicated companionship. Craig and Minnie are a wonderful example of the human-animal bond.