Founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1998, Homies Unidos works to end violence and promote peace in our communities through gang intervention, promotion of humane treatment of marginalized youth, providing alternatives to gang involvement and destructive behavior, empowering youth to change, and providing positive and productive alternatives for them to do so in both El Salvador and Los Angeles. We offer an alternative vision to repressive zero-tolerance “gang abatement” as well as “band-aid” social service-oriented strategies. Homies Unidos presents culturally competent access to alternative education, tattoo removal, leadership development, self-esteem building, and health education programs. Homies Unidos’ unique local/international approach is a one-of-a-kind strategy that has gained international recognition.
1625 W. Olympic Blvd Suite 706 Los Angeles, CA 90015