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Innovative Solutions for People
       Living With Physical Disabilities


Hellion’s Building Fund

For over 40 years, the capuchin monkeys that were a part of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers – now known as Envisioning Access have provided service, love, and companionship to people living with mobility impairments. Now, as these beloved monkeys return home to Boston from their heroic service, they need your help!

We had already begun a multi-year envisioning process as we anticipated caring for our aging monkey population and taking on new challenges. We realized that older monkeys would be returning to Boston from their years of service and companionship in greater numbers and we renewed our commitment to creating the Monkey Living Center, ensuring a long-term safe space for them. Due to COVID-19 we changed our timeline and rehabilitated our building to prepare a home suitable for our aging, post-service monkeys and provide a safe environment for our staff. Therefore, we started the renovations before we started our campaign to raise the $2 million dollars for the initial work and the needed upgrades. Our staff and our monkeys came first.

Why We Started Our Project So Fast!
With concerns over COVID-19 still lingering, improvements in airflow and ventilation were at the top of our emergency list in the Spring of 2021. The 20-year-old heating/cooling system was at end of life and replacement was particularly crucial for air quality improvements and energy efficiency.

Due to our concerns over the health and well-being of all our staff and monkeys we also:

• Built new play structures re-creating a variety of habitats appropriate for capuchins.
• Replaced outdated plumbing.
• Constructed and improved human workspaces, ensuring a healthy environment for all.

We are so pleased that the monkeys are benefiting from the new play spaces, and we are proud to say our building is ready for the future. We need your help now. You can make an immediate difference and be part of our future.

We have exciting naming opportunities that include, but are not limited to:

• $1 Million: Name the Building

• $100,000: The Monkey Living Center

• $75,000: “The Neighborhood”

• $50,000: “The Park”

• $25,000: Quarantine Suite

• $10,000: Conference Room

• $3,000: One Play Area

• $1,500: Laundry Suite

For more information, please check out our Monkey Living Center brochure.

If you have difficulty with this form or would prefer to speak to a member of our staff about a larger gift, please contact Diane Nahabedian, Executive Director, via email or call 617-787-4419.

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