TWIN CITIES COMMUNITY VOICE MAIL

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1821 University Ave Ste N-184 St. Paul MN 55104 USA

Mission:

Mission

Twin Cities Community Voice Mail: facilitating communications services to encourage self-determination and stronger community connections for people in need.

 

We lead in finding innovative ways to use communications technologies to provide opportunities for people in need to forge new connections to the community and to one another. These connections enhance dignity and independence and contribute to success.

 

The foundation of our work is the unique model of active involvement of our participants and our community partners. They are encouraged to have a voice in the continued operation of the organization.

 


Geographic areas served: State of Minnesota
Programs: 1) Twin Cities Community Voice Mail free, individualized voice mail services to low income and homeless people so that they are able to put their own telephone number on resumes as they see jobs, apartment and housing application, and leave it with health care professionals, their children's schools, family and friends. This is done in partnership with over 350 non-profit and government agencies across the state of Minnesota. Over 53,000 people have used this service since we began in 1994; 2) Linkages is a no-cost transitional program to assist those who achieved their goals while using TCCVM, but who still need short-term help until they can afford phone service. Over 1000 people have used this service since it began in 2001. 3) Through our voice mail system, we are able to offer people who are homeless in the Twin Cities Metro area the ability to access information on available emergency shelters and transitional housing through our toll-free Metro Shelter Hotline.About 10,000 calls are made to this hotline ech year.
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651-643-0883
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I've been helping TCCVM with their technology for two years. I know Their service really helps people get out of poverty because they actually evaluate their services. They even have focus groups with their clients to find out how to improve their services

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the results of their client focus groups

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They really care about what their clients need

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful and very dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create a great program to provide pre-paid cell phones for people who are homeless. This would help them get jobs, get housing and stay in touch with their families and support networks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been signing our clients on to voice mail through TCCVM since its first day in 1994. To this day it is a simple and essential service that connects them with vital services, job and housing leads, and supportive community. That bit of 'normalcy' provided by a phone number of their own is invaluable.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they are entirely focused on the clients. The staff goes out of its way to make voice mail available and to listen to the needs of the people, too.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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