Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund Supports Operation New Hope’s Response to COVID-19

Operation New Hope is honored by the tremendous community support being offered to us during these difficult times. Delores Barr Weaver, a long time supporter and advocate of our work, recently made another generous grant to support our COVID-19 response efforts. Because of this $25,000 grant, Operation New Hope can continue our mission to help people as they transition back …

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 …

Rethreaded is Helping Keep Operation New Hope & Community Safe

Wearing a mask is one of many ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19. And since returning to the office on June 2, 2020, our team has become comfortable wearing masks daily at Operation New Hope in an effort to keep our staff, clients, and the greater community safe. We are so excited about the new masks we just received from Rethreaded! …

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 …

City of St. Augustine Supports Second Chances

Joining us at last week’s Ready4Work client graduation at our new St. Johns County program location, Todd Grant, the Public Works Deputy Director at City of St. Augustine, stated he is a big believer in second chances. “For this program, it’s obvious the participant has made a choice to change their lives and I want to embrace that!” Mr. Grant …