New Second Chance Supporters!

For more than 20 years, Operation New Hope has been helping people with a criminal history get the support and training they need to connect with living-wage work and break the cycle of incarceration and poverty. But we are not doing this work alone. Creating opportunities to realize second chances requires support from employers who […]

Great Neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery – New Client Lunches

Our neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery continue to demonstrate their support for our program through our new meal partnership that started on Thursday. Due to a new grant, Operation New Hope is now able to offer our clients a more substantial hot lunch provided by Strings. To better understand how this new hot meal impacts […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Wells Fargo

Operation New Hope is so grateful for the generosity of Wells Fargo and their donation of $25,000. Wells Fargo has a strong history of supporting nonprofits that strategically align with their funding priorities: financial health, housing affordability, small business growth, and sustainability and environmental justice. Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable recovery […]

Hope.Starts.Here. An Employee Spotlight Series

At Operation New Hope, our team is extremely passionate about the work we do every day to help our clients and to strengthen our community. Hope truly powers us to show up and do the work and fuels us to serve the people hoping to transform their lives through employment. To better understand this, we […]

Voices of Hope – Nadieal A.

“I saw my father shoot and kill my mother when I was 8 years old. She died in my arms. I ended up pregnant at 16 and had a baby and was arrested at 17. I was sentenced to life in prison before becoming an adult. Certain experiences mark and change you for life.” “Prison […]

Voices of Hope – Johnathan N.

“After incarceration it’s very difficult to try and reenter society. When you get out of jail, try to reintegrate, and do things on your own, you get so disheartened. You get this sense of not being able to do it because it feels like the world is against you. It was even more difficult for […]

Second Chance Supporter – Ashley HomeStore

For more than 20 years, Operation New Hope has been helping people with a criminal history get the support and training they need to connect with living-wage work and break the cycle of incarceration and poverty. But we are not doing this work alone. Creating opportunities to realize second chances requires support from employers who […]

Petway Family Exemplifies the Spirit of Giving

During this season of Thanksgiving, Operation New Hope extends our most 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 $100,000 will help us support people as they overcome the many barriers following incarceration – like […]

Message of Thanks from Ready4Work Graduate

At Operation New Hope, we believe that we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. We believe in people’s ability to transform their lives through commitment and hard work. We see it every day, in clients just like Red, as we support their reentry and growth.

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.

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 […]

Voices of Hope – Aaron F.

“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 […]

Voices of Hope – Richard S.

Richard Smith shares how Operation New Hope’s Ready4Work reentry program helped set him on the path to success back in 2008.

Voices of Hope – Jessica P.

“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 C.

“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.”