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.
Employment counselors at Homeboy play an important role as they act as intermediaries between employers, trainees and community clients.
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.
A full-time lawyer on site provides workshops, one-on-one guidance, support and referrals for criminal and civil issues, including assistance with clearing warrants, expungements, resolution of child custody issues and other legal matters.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Domestic Violence Services
Mental Health therapists provide individual and couples therapy for Homeboy clients.
Curriculum & Education
The Education and Curriculum Department honors our trainees and community clients by meeting them where they’re at when they walk through our doors. From our charter high school, high school equivalancy test preparation and one-on-one tutoring, to our core curriculum of life skills classes, personal development, and mental health and substance abuse groups – Homeboy Industries provides a wide-ranging variety of classes, Monday through Friday, to over 400 participants monthly. We recognize the transformative power of education and self-improvement as one of the key pieces in successfully moving our trainees and clients forward, allowing them to redirect their lives and re-identify with the truth of who they are. We thank our numerous volunteers and programmatic partners who help make these free services possible.
Solar Panel Installation Training & Certification Program
Homeboy Industries covers tuition and supply costs for Homeboy clients who wish to enroll in the Photovoltaic Training program at East Los Angeles Skills Center.