December 21, 2016

Looker Foundation Helps Homeboys and Homegirls Break the Cycle

Homeboy Industries is grateful to the Looker Foundation for making a $12,000 grant in support of our parenting program, a slate of classes that teaches our clients to be the parents they never had.

Most former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women dealt with abuse or neglect in early childhood. Whether watching their parents drink, do drugs, or engage in domestic violence, home was rarely a safe place; that’s why many looked to gangs for love and protection.

At Homeboy, we help clients repair damaged relationships with their children and learn healthy parenting techniques. Their children are more likely to stay in school and stay out of prison. A trainee named Junior recently shared how Homeboy has helped him be the father his son Daniel needs. See their video here.