2021 COJ/HUD Initiative Awardee!

  On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Operation New Hope was honored by Mayor Lenny Curry on behalf of the City of Jacksonville and in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a 2021 recipient of the COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award. Awardees were selected by an independent jury panel and presented to […]

Great Neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery – New Client Lunches

Our neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery continue to demonstrate their support for our program through our new meal partnership that started on Thursday. Due to a new grant, Operation New Hope is now able to offer our clients a more substantial hot lunch provided by Strings. To better understand how this new hot meal impacts […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Bank of America

Operation New Hope would like to extend our sincere thanks to Bank of America for their most recent generous donation of $10,000. Bank of America is a long-time supporter of our reentry work and we appreciate their continued support. Bank of America is taking action to provide resources and support the communities they serve. They […]

Celebrating InsideOut Dad Graduates at Baker Correctional

Operation New Hope’s Case Manager Ronnie Cage was onsite at Baker Correctional Institution to celebrate the graduates who successfully completed the InsideOut Dad program. Cage stated, “This was the longest InsideOut Dad class ever offered since it was stopped on two occasions due to the COVID restrictions at Baker.  The class started on June 25, 2020 […]

Masks Donation to Jacksonville Jail

Operation New Hope partnered again with Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to deliver 6,000 masks to the Jacksonville Jail. Desmond Meade is the driving force behind Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights of people with prior felony convictions and was overwhelmingly supported by Florida voters, and has been delivering supplies to people affected […]

Ready4Work St. Johns County Re-opening June 29

Operation New Hope is excited to announce the reopening of our Ready4Work program location in St. Augustine, Florida on June 29, 2020 to deliver reentry services to people returning from incarceration.

InsideOut Dad Graduation at Baker Correctional

Operation New Hope’s Case Manager Ronnie Cage was onsite at Baker Correctional Institution to celebrate the graduates who successfully completed the InsideOut Dad program. While the class started in early January and was scheduled to end on March 25, 2020, COVID19 changed plans. Cage was happy to report that “The guys were really shocked to […]

ONH Partners with FRRC and FDC to Deliver Masks Behind the Wall

Operation New Hope participated in an amazing collaboration with Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and the Florida Department of Corrections through the donation of 12,000 masks to correctional officers and inmates. Desmond Meade is the driving force behind Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights of people with prior felony convictions and […]

Meeting the Moment

The team at Operation New Hope is rising to Meet the Moment. The essential services we provide our clients – transitional housing, transportation, job training and placement, mental health counseling, connection to social services – are more important now than ever. Providing these resources not only helps individuals returning from prison, but also serves as […]

Vystar Supports Operation New Hope’s Reentry Mission

Operation New Hope extends our sincere thanks to Vystar Credit Union for their recent $5,000 donation that helps provide immediate assistance to the vulnerable population we serve. Because of their support, along with help from other generous donors, Operation New Hope has successfully matched 78 clients returning from incarceration with full-time, living wage employment since the beginning […]

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund Supports Community by Supporting Nonprofits

During these challenging times, we continue to be amazing by how our community is coming together to support each other. Operation New Hope extends our deepest thanks to the First Coast Relief Fund for their generous $22,000 grant to help us to continue to serve the community by providing job training and assistance to people […]

Voices of Hope – Shane H.

Despite the current crisis facing our world, nothing can dim the light shining in Shane’s smiling face. Full of hope, Shane recently began pursuing a lifelong goal and enrolled in an IT program to earn his A+ certification. He said it’s “great to have motivation again!” Shane spent much of his 20’s in what he […]

Celebrating Florida Department of Corrections’ Support and Partnership

The first week of May is celebrated as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, recognizing the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country. In addition spotlighting individual correctional officers, we would like to recognize the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) as a whole for their years of partnership and for their […]

Operation New Hope Team is Still Hard at Work, Committed to Serving the Community

The swift arrival of a global pandemic is challenging all of us to quickly adapt to a new way of being and the team at Operation New Hope is rising to meet the challenge. The essential services we provide our clients – transitional housing, transportation, job training and placement, mental health counseling, connection to social […]