Second Chance Supporters- Turner Construction’s Generous Donation

Every week, we welcome individuals back from jail and prison who enroll in our program with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Thank you, Turner Construction, for being a second chance supporter and providing our clients with Welcome Home Hygiene Kits. These kits contain essential hygiene products, including shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, […]

Second Chance Supporters Celebrating 25 Years

In celebration of Second Chance Month, Operation New Hope hosted an event to thank our great employment and community partners who have supported our mission and helped us achieve success over the past 25 years. The evening began with happy hour drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by the presentation of Second Chance Supporter Awards to […]

Biden Declares April 2024 as Second Chance Month

Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope, a statewide nonprofit that provides support and training designed to reduce recidivism, joins individuals, communities, and agencies across the country to recognize the importance of reentry during Second Chance Month. In a Proclamation on Second Chance Month issued on March 29, 2024, President Biden stated “America was founded on […]

Celebrating Women in Construction

Since 1998, Women in Construction Week has celebrated and promoted the role of women in the construction industry, and our friends at Turner Construction are celebrating by donating 30 pairs of new women’s work boots and hundreds of new safety vests to support our Ready4Work female clients entering the construction industry. Turner’s team stopped by […]

50th Anniversary Players Charity Shootout Classic

THE PLAYERS Charity Shootout Classic, held Monday, February 12, 2024, was a testament to the power of the community coming together for a noble cause. During the 50th anniversary of The Players Charity Shootout Classic, Operation New Hope and 4 other participating organizations, competed for the chance to have their celebrity golfer get their ball […]

Creating HOPE with Indigo Art Therapy

Operation New Hope teamed up with Indigo Art Therapy Studio to facilitate a special 5-week series of collaborative Arts and Wellness Group Workshops for clients at ONH’s Jacksonville location. The goal was to provide integrative community care that gives formerly incarcerated people a new sense of self, and a voice with which to express it. These workshops, […]

A Touchdown for Second Chances!

Operation New Hope is beyond grateful to announce a winning act of generosity from former Jaguar Cody Davis of the New England Patriots! His personal donation of $5,000 has been matched by The NFL Foundation as part of their Player Matching Social Justice Grants program, bringing their total support to an astounding $10,000. The NFL Foundation’s Player Matching […]

Thanks to Wells Fargo for Continued Support of Second Chances

Operation New Hope extends our deepest thanks to Wells Fargo for their instrumental support of our mission. With their latest grant of $25,000, Wells Fargo is helping provide access to safe, stable, and supportive housing for our justice-impacted clients. This grant is not just a financial contribution; it is a symbol of faith in our […]

Education, Employment and Second Chances Matter!

Susan Kowalski, Operation New Hope’s Deputy Director of our READY4WORK Space Coast program location, attended the Florida Prison Education Project (FPEP) Open House last week at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Founded in 2017, FPEP is an initiative of the University of Central Florida that seeks to offer a high-quality undergraduate education to people […]

Congressman Rutherford Thanks Community for Support of Second Chances

Congressman Rutherford and Susan King of Feeding Northeast Florida Rev. Beth Tjoflat of St. Mary’s and Crystal Chisholm Members from nonprofit and faith communities gathered for Community Breakfast Operation New Hope’s Reggie Fullwood thanking Congressman Rutherford for being a Second Chance Supporter Congressman John Rutherford returned home to Jacksonville to speak on the importance of […]

Second Chance Support – Bombas

Operation New Hope is so thankful to Bombas for their generous donation to help ensure our clients have clean socks to wear this winter. Many of our clients return home with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. So having new, clean clothing essentials is so important to being successful in finding a job […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Bank of America

Operation New Hope extends our sincere thanks to Bank of America for their most recent funding in support of our mission. Their $10,000 grant will help us continue to provide workforce training, mental health services and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system. The comprehensive transitional services we provide helps to improve […]

Florida Capital Bank Donates Welcome Home Hygiene Kits

Every week at Operation New Hope, we welcome people back from jail or prison with nothing more than the shirts on their backs. That’s why we are so thankful to our good friends at Florida Capital Bank for their generous donation of hygiene products that will help welcome our clients back to the community. These […]

Second Chance Supporter – FINFROCK

Every season, bowling teams from different companies in Central Florida compete against each other to win the ultimate goal – first place winners get to present the funds raised from the league participants to the nonprofit of their choice. We are so thankful that the good people over at FINFROCK won this year’s bowling tournament […]

Second Chance Supporters – Turner Construction

Established in 1984, Turner’s Orlando office is proud to serve the communities of Orlando, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee. They have a strong presence in Central Florida and have established lasting relationships with subcontractors, clients and vendors throughout the region. Some notable projects in progress or recently completed include the Camping World Stadium Reconstruction, the Four […]

Second Chance Supporter – Sontag Foundation

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Sontag Foundation hosted a celebration last night to highlight the various grant programs that they have supported over the years with over $10 million invested in our community. Operation New Hope was honored to be among the grant recipients.  Our team  extends our most sincere thanks to the […]