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“Hope has an Address”.


Homeboy Industries provides, hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Founded in 1988, and located in gang-neutral territory in the heart of Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries is home to social enterprises that provide job training, as well as comprehensive free services for those seeking employment and a path out of gang life. Homeboy strives to confront immediate needs for our clients, such as employment, while simultaneously addressing underlying issues including deep poverty, mental health disorders, substance abuse and lack of education.

Photography: Ted Catanzaro, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Ernest Wright Fine Photography, Becca Yee and Homeboy Collections.

The Heart of Homeboy


Quality Services and Programs Homeboy’s free wrap-around services are a pathway designed to equip our trainees and clients for success as they turn their lives around.

A cornerstone of the Homeboy model is case management. All trainees at Homeboy Industries are immediately placed with a case manager who helps them to create a goal-oriented service plan, guides their progress through necessary services, and holds them accountable as they move toward a better life.

court-approved domestic violence classes; therapeutic dance; a psycho-educational “Baby and Me” group; and psychiatric evaluation and support. As demand for these services is high, “Homeboy Heals,” a cadre of volunteer licensed psychotherapists, provides additional capacity for counseling.

EMPLOY M E N T S E RV I C E S

LEGAL SERVICES

Employment counselors at Homeboy play an important role as they work with employers, trainees and community clients. Employment Services provides a weekly series of workshops that assist clients with breaking employment barriers and finding hidden job markets. Counselors work to build strong, ongoing relationships with employers, encouraging all to hire Homeboy Industries candidates.

Homeboy’s on-site lawyer provides free consultations and referrals pertaining to many legal matters, especially criminal law, including bench warrants and post-conviction matters, immigration law, employment law and family law, addressing such issues as divorce, child custody and visitation, and child support. Petitions for dismissal or expungements are provided as a key service that reduce serious barriers to employment.

CURRIC U L U M A N D E D U C AT I O N

TATTOO REMOVAL

Our first priority is to guide clients to complete a high school diploma or obtain GED certification. Homeboy provides GED preparation as well as life skills classes and an enrichment curriculum, teaching skills from financial management to healthy relationships. There are over 50 classes offered each week and more than 400 clients attend the classes every month. In addition, Homeboy is partnered with Learning Works! Charter High School enrolling 105 students, under age 19.

This is a critical service and entry point for many clients. Visible gang tattoos are a major barrier to entry in employment and education, and our clients often hope to remove them to set an example for their children. Our on-site clinic is run by our staff and a team of nearly 30 volunteer doctors.

CASE M A N A G E M E N T

MENTAL H E A LT H , S U B S TA N C E A B U S E AND DO M E S T I C V I O L E N C E S E RV I C E S

Trauma-informed clinical services are available to all of our trainees. In addition to individual psychotherapy, the Mental Health Program offers substance abuse counseling;

SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Homeboy Industries covers tuition and supply costs for clients who wish to enroll in a Photovoltaic Training program. Homeboy also offers additional tutoring to help students pass a national credentialing test that makes our clients competitive candidates for employment in the green industry. Solar Panel staff work to cultivate a network of PV firms that consider our graduates when hiring.

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SUPPORT

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job. A distinctive feature of Homeboy Industries is its social enterprises, where the most difficult to place individuals are hired in transitional jobs. In a safe, supportive environment, men and women learn fundamental job skills while simultaneously building their resumes and work experience. Former rivals soon find themselves working side-by-side, experiencing true friendship in place of the limited community of gang life.

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GROW T H

The first of Homeboy’s social enterprises, the Bakery is a training ground for aspiring bakers. Supplying fresh breads, pastries and specialty goods to the walk-up counter at Homegirl CafÊ, Homeboy Farmers Markets and restaurants throughout Los Angeles, the bakery is a place where former enemies bake bread side by side, learning the science behind their skills. bakery@homeboyindustries.org.

H OMEBOY BAKERY


A favorite farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot featuring Latino flavors with a healthy, contemporary twist where homegirls serve tables instead of serving time. Homegirl offers an extensive training program empowering women and men to undertake what is often their first “real job” in the restaurant industry and urban farming. As trainees learn to grow, prep, and serve local and organic food, they grow in self-understanding and prepare themselves to serve as leaders in their families and communities. Homegirl offers a full catering service, hgcatering@homeboyindustries.org.

H OMEGIRL CAFÉ & CATERING

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COMMU N I T Y

H OMEBOY SILKSCREEN & EMBROIDERY With more than 17 years as a social enterprise serving thousands of clients, Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery has also trained over 500 men and women. The team offers expert screen printing and embroidering and assists clients with specialty promotional items such as coffee mugs, commuter cups, pens and much more. Customers gain satisfaction in supporting a social enterprise that supports individuals seeking hope and positive change in their lives. Connect with our experienced staff for large or small orders: homeboysilkscreen@msn.com


Our newest social enterprise, the Homeboy Diner at Los Angeles City Hall is a casual dining spot where our trainees serve the public and those who keep the city humming! Check it out on the second floor at City Hall.

H OMEBOY DINER

H OMEBOY GROCERY Our first food products, Homeboy Tortilla Strips and Salsas created by Homegirl CafĂŠ, are now available at Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores across Southern California. Look for more exciting grocery items coming soon. Each purchase of our products supports Homeboy programs. Visit our food demonstration team at a grocer near you.

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OUTRE A C H

The retail store in our headquarters showcases Homeboy and Homegirl logo products. Stop by for t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, books and much more. The store serves as an excellent customer service training incubator for our clients. Order online, www.homeboyindustries.org or direct inquiries to merchandise@homeboyindustries.org.

H OMEBOY/HOMEGIRL MERCHANDISE


Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl CafĂŠ items are now available at more than 20 local markets across the city. Our teams of trainees bring fresh baked bread, creative salads and other goods to neighborhood farmers markets in Los Angeles. To find a market near you, www.homeboyindustries.org/what-we-do/homeboy-farmers-markets.

H OMEBOY FARMERS MARKETS

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How You Can Help Homeboy is grateful for all of our friends who make our work possible. Your support is critical to sustaining our important programs for young people seeking to become contributing members of our community. There are many ways you can help.

DONATE N O W

VOLUNTEER: HOMEBOY HEALS

To help support our critical job training and support programs, please visit www.homeboyindustries.org. For more information please write to: donate@homeboyindustries.org.

Homeboy has launched a new Volunteer Therapist Program. Licensed psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists who are willing to donate from one-to-four hours each week are encouraged to apply. The Program has two parts. Option One asks providers within a 10-mile radius of our facility to counsel one Homeboy client weekly – at no charge – in his or her private office. The second option, for those whose offices are further away, is to schedule a three to four hour block of time each week at Homeboy Industries’ First Street location. For more information about our volunteer opportunites: mentalhealth@homeboyindustries.org.

DONATE L AT E R

Cash and gifts of appreciated stocks are always welcome. You can remember Homeboy with a bequest through your will or trust, gifts of life insurance, real estate or a home that you can continue to live in. Several gift opportunities can provide income to you, including gift annuities that ultimately benefit Homeboy. For more information please write to: donate@homeboyindustries.org.

VOLUNTEER: TATTOO REMOVAL DONATE C L O T H I N G

Many of our clients do not own proper attire for interviews, court dates, school enrollment or social occasions. Donations of gently used or new clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children in all sizes are appreciated. For more information please write to: clothingdonations@homeboyindustries.org.

We are always seeking volunteer doctors, nurses and medical professionals for the Tattoo Removal Program. An increase in volunteers assisting in Tattoo Removal, means we can add clinic hours. We need to recruit licensed M.D.s, P.A.s, or N.P.s. For more information about our volunteer opportunities: http://www.homeboyindustries.org/how-you-can-help. VOLUNTEER: GED TUTORING

HOST A N E V E N T

Hosting or organizing an event is a fun way to raise both money and awareness for Homeboy Industries. Whether it’s a large, black-tie affair with your professional organization, a “Homeboy Night” with your church group at a local pizza place or a bake sale with your children – every little bit helps. For more information please write to: events@homeboyindustries.org.

COME V I S I T

Plan an organized tour of our headquarters. Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm To schedule a tour or for more information, please e-mail tours@homeboyindustries.org

Those with a background in education can serve as GED tutors in our headquarters. If you are willing to commit to tutoring once-a-week for up to six months, please consider volunteering and working with our Homeboys and Homegirls. For more information about our volunteer opportunities: http://www.homeboyindustries.org/how-you-can-help.

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