Every gift made to Homeboy Industries assists and helps to
provide hope for an individual seeking a second chance.
Tribute & Memorial gifts are an excellent way to remember a
loved one or to celebrate a special occasion in someone’s life.
Your gift will make a positive impact in the lives of many
formerly gang involved.
James came to Homeboy Industries after 28 years in prison. He was scared of the world, he says, “because all I knew was prison law. But life in society is much different.”
Homeboy offered him unconditional positive regard in a therapeutic community: one where he could develop trusting friendships and eventually become an incredible mentor to those coming off the streets and out of prisons to Homeboy.
“I love being free. I love being able to deal with problems rationally instead of physically. I embrace forgiving people for the things that they may have done to me. But [it’s selfish], because I want people to forgive me for the things I have done to them.
“I've passed on every bit of knowledge and positive information to the trainees here. I’ve gotten up every morning and I’ve looked forward to coming here. But I know I can do more now. I just needed the right medicine and Homeboy is the right medicine.”