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 was overwhelmingly supported by Florida …

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 limited access to job training …

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 an important economic need by …

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 of March 2020. Vystar strives …

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 returning from incarceration. Supported by The …

Voices of Hope – Shane Hutto

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 he described as a “dark …

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 most recent support during these …

Northeast Florida Community Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

Operation New Hope continues to serve established clients remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are developing a plan to deliver future in-person services to serve new clients. In the meantime, we recognize that many are in need of other public health, social and financial resources. Please consult this continually updated listing for other needs during the crisis. Local Information …

Jaguars Foundation Sends More HOPE

Operation New Hope would like to extend a special thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for their generous support during these challenging times. As part of Shad Khan’s contribution to combat the pandemic in our community, the Jaguars Foundation is providing a special grant of $3,000 to assist Operation New Hope with incentives and support to staff, program participants, and graduates …