Transformation Story

Meet Pamela Harrera

“I love myself today. I know I’m worthy of anything, and I know I’m capable of anything.”

Pamela Harrera came to Homeboy Industries in 2011 after hearing about our program in prison. She started in Homegirl Café and worked her way up from hostess to assistant floor manager. She then transferred to our Merchandise Store, where she is now General Store Manager—a title she’s earned after working there for two years. Throughout her time at Homeboy Industries, Pam would look up to women thriving in our program as a reminder of what could be.

“There’s women here in different stages of recovery, but we’re all here to hold each other up. We learn to look women in the eye and be friends with them, and not have feelings like you would have toward an enemy… it’s family here.”