News / May 2021

Homeboy Industries Hosts a Vaccination Day.

Homeboy Industries teamed up with the Office of LA Supervisor Hilda Solis and several other community partners to bring the COVID vaccine to justice-impacted community members. 125 doses of the vaccine were administered during the event.

Over 15 community-based justice organizations participated in the event leading to close to 150 volunteers supporting the event. The vaccine clinic also featured community resources like free care kits, diapers and wipes, HIV testing, prepared meals, and food boxes among other items. This led to the distribution of nine tons of food boxes thanks to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, four pallets of diapers and wipes thanks to Baby2Baby, and 1,000 prepared meals thanks to Homeboy Industries to families in need.

“Today’s vaccination clinic for marginalized and justice impacted people, showed the power in collaborations between governmental entities and non-profit organizations,” said Thomas Vozzo, CEO of Homeboy Industries. “We are grateful to Supervisor Hilda Solis, everyone in her office, and all of the partner organizations who supported this event and built kinship and community to provide safe space for people to receive vaccinations.”

Both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine were offered to residents. The vaccine clinic will return in three weeks to ensure residents receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine can receive their second dose in a timely manner.