Melani Albritton Promoted to Workforce Development Director

We are so pleased to announce that one of Operation New Hope’s very talented and longtime team members, Melani Albritton, has been promoted to Workforce Development Director. Melani started working at Operation New Hope in 2009 as an intern and has worked her way up the ranks, developing her exceptional leadership and training skills along the way. After assisting every …

Voices of Hope - William Roberts reentry success

Voices of Hope – William Roberts

“Growing up, I had a lot of great opportunities, and I worked hard to become a master auto technician. Unfortunately, I was more wild than I was smart. I had the mentality that I wasn’t going to get caught. But because of my own stupidity and selfishness, I ended up serving a 27 month prison sentence.” “Prison is a whole …

Voices of Hope – Aaron Ford

“Drugs and doing stuff to get drugs sent me to prison. I started using when I was 13 and I went to prison 8 times. Every time I got out, it was the same thing. I’d spend 2 years in and then spend 6 months out. And when I got sentenced to 10 years the last time, I said ‘Lord, …

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 for taking the time to …

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 clients find replacement jobs after …

Voices of Hope – Jessica Pursley

“After being in the system for so long, I was no longer a number at Operation New Hope. Everyone here backs you up and looks for ways to help. It’s real love here.”

Voices of Hope – Michael Cobb

“I have responsibilities. I am helping others. I am setting new goals. It’s been such a long journey, and I never knew I’d make it this far, but now I know I’m gonna get so much father.”

Operation New Hope’s Risk Assessment Project

In an effort to better serve our clients and community, Operation New Hope has initiated a Risk Assessment Project designed to assess individual’s risk of recidivism and develop rehabilitation plans specifically tailored to address relevant risk factors. Spearheading the initiative are our Clinical Services Director Gretchen Hamm and our Strategic Expansion Director Laureen Husband. We are proud to announce that …

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 model it is today, expanding …