Voices of Hope – Atticus A.

“I was 18 years old when I was sentenced to 20 years in prison. When I first went away, I was still going down the wrong path, but at some point I realized that I didn’t want to leave out of prison the same way I came in. I used to be into drugs and […]

Voices of Hope – Matthew J.

“I’m from a good family with parents who love me and provided well for me. I was a good kid playing high school football and planning to play in college like my brothers. But, I was too concerned with trying to make everyone happy and didn’t know how to say no, so I got involved […]

Voices of Hope – Indeah E.

“I’m from Jacksonville, grew up on the Eastside, and had a wonderful life. I was raised right, but went down the wrong path. I was introduced to alcohol at 8 and started using drugs at 11. After being gang raped at 12 years old, I ran away from home, got sex trafficked, and was doing […]

Voices of Hope – Toby D.

“I spent time at Baker and Columbia Correctional Facilities for possession of firearms. I heard about Operation New Hope while incarcerated, but thought I wouldn’t be able to get into the program because of my charges. But the Ready4Release case managers worked with me to get me signed up. “Even though I had a job […]

Voices of Hope – Samantha M.

“I spent years struggling with addiction and instability and dragged my son through all the muck and mud of my life. My last time being arrested was in October 2021, and I was released on June 29, 2022. I was given a second chance by Angels of Mercy when they offered me housing in their […]

Voices of Hope – Fred H.

“Before Operation New Hope, I was lost. I was dealing with a lot of issues and chemical dependence. As I was completing a 15 year prison sentence, I met Ronnie Cage from the Ready4Release team, and I’m so glad I did. Ronnie got me signed up for the program, and I met with him 3-4 […]

Voices of Hope – Andrew L.

“I had a great job with a good company doing Department of Defense contracting for the Navy, but my kids’ mom was struggling with addiction making it impossible for me to be deployed for 2-3 months at a time. I came home and things went from bad to worse. I got myself into trouble and […]

Voices of Hope – Fazil L.

“When I was 13 years old, my mom was murdered in front of me. After that I was forced to take care of my brothers and sisters, and it felt like it was just me against the world. Hurt people hurt people, so I ended up spending 25 years in prison from the age of […]

Voices of Hope – Aaron H.

“I moved out when I was 16 years old, and I got caught with armed burglary charges. I was sent to a youthful offender camp and was released in 1999. I stayed out of trouble until 2009 when I got into opiates. I was doing stupid stuff like selling pills and ending up getting caught […]

Voices of Hope – Chassidy P.

“Growing up in Tennessee, I had a good family and didn’t know struggle. But when I was a young teenager, my dad got locked up and my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer. It all started to go downhill from there. We moved to Florida so my mom could get help from family to raise […]

Voices of Hope – Tanaine J.

“If everyone in America was judged only by their worst mistake, what would that look like? Where would we be? How can people be contributing citizens if they don’t have access to jobs they are qualified to do? When no one else is willing to give people with a record an opportunity, Operation New Hope […]

Voices of Hope – Robert B.

“I was a medically retired combat veteran working as a supply and logistics manager when I got into trouble. I knew better, but I broke the law trying to help my sick mother, and I was sentenced to prison. I had no idea how badly a felony conviction would affect my future. The harsh truth […]

Voices of Hope – Matt C.

Matt is building a new life for himself and his family. “Before coming to Operation New Hope, I was homeless, unemployed, and addicted to drugs. I knew I needed help, but I wasn’t sure where to turn. My daughter’s mom Kate enrolled in the Ready4Work program and told me it was helping her change her […]

Voices of Hope – Shawn A.

“Before Operation New Hope, I was hopeless. I started drinking and drugging when I was 12, and by 17, I had done everything I swore I would never do. I entered a vicious cycle of incarceration. By the time I was 19, I got put in the Matrix and thought as long as I didn’t […]

Voices of Hope – Cassie D.

“After I lost my home that I had owned out-right when I couldn’t pay the property taxes because of my addiction to opiates, I was living in an abandoned house with mice, rats, and roaches. I finally hit rock bottom when I snorted a huge line of heroin and fell out on 103rd Street and […]

Voices of Hope – Kate H.

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Breaking the Cycle – How Kate is making a better path for herself and her daughter. “I was on drugs since I was 13 years old – everything from marijuana to coke to crack – you name it. I was able to stay […]