Second Chance Supporter – Maple Street Biscuit Company

Maple Street Biscuit Company is truly living up to their mission to “Help People, Serve Others, Be a Part of the Community.” Operation New Hope is thankful for their partnership and we look forward to working together to help people make the most of their second chances.

Bank of America Supporting Local Communities to Help Address Global Impact of Coronavirus

The year 2020 certainly has proven to be challenging for everyone, but the team at Operation New Hope is rising to meet the moment because of the generous support of our committed donors. We are so grateful to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for their most recent $50,000 grant to support our COVID-19 response efforts. Bank of America is …

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 – 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, …

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 …

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 by COVID-19. We partnered with …

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 …