Letter of Thanks from Ready4Work Client
Being in the business of hope is so rewarding! At Operation New Hope, we are so fortunate to witness personal transformations daily and to champion our clients’ successes. The below letter received from a client after he graduated the Ready4Work program yesterday is real proof that second chances matter! We are so thankful to Kelly […]
Ready4Work Continues to Match Clients with Living Wage Jobs
Operation New Hope’s Employment Services Team remains hard at work and is crushing goals! Since the beginning of the year, we have placed 157 clients in living wage jobs despite the uncertain and shifting economy. Even in the midst of a pandemic, we not only exceeded our prior years’ achievements, but we have been helping […]
Voices of Hope – Jessica P.
I was living on the streets, using heroin, and in and out of jail. I used drugs to numb the pain in my life. However, drugs erased more than just the pain – it took away everything including gratitude and joy. I was empty. The last time I was arrested, I thought, ‘That’s it. I’m […]
Filming Interview for Nelson Mandela International Day
In these turbulent times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy inspires us to struggle for justice over inequality, dignity over humiliation and forgiveness over hatred.
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 […]
Annual Report, Ready4Work St. Johns County Reopens, and more!
Latest News – June 2020 Operation New Hope is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report highlighting our Vision for Hope. When we began working in the community 20 years ago to address the issues of poverty, crime, homelessness, and drug addiction, we never could have imagined that our organization would evolve into the national reentry […]
Voices of Hope – Ansley G.
A heroin and meth addict since I was 12 years old, I was in and out of rehab and jail for years. I felt defeated and had accepted that I was going to be a lifelong addict. It wasn’t until I was arrested for a probation violation and facing 18 months of prison time that […]
Hudson Family Believes Second Chances Matter!
From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you to the Hudson Family for their generous donation.
America’s Great Addiction to Racism
We can’t let our sense of outrage be driven by a sense of hopelessness. We must build a resilience of hope.
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 […]
Petway Family Continues to Provide Hope
Operation New Hope extends our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Petway Family for their continued support and commitment to providing hope to individuals returning to our community. Their most recent gift of $10,000 will help us help people successfully overcome the many barriers following incarceration – like lack of affordable housing and transportation 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 […]
Voices of Hope – Shane H.
Despite the current crisis facing our world, nothing can dim the light shining in Shane Hutto’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]