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December 22, 2009

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December 22, 2009

I have worked on the Board of Directors for over 10 yrs., and I personally can tell you it has been a pleasure working for and with TCCVM. I wish I could've stayed with them longer, but atleast this way, thru e-mails, I can still be kept in touch with them. If I could go back I would do it in a heartbeat! They are a great team to have fun and be around with and I wouldn't change anything about them!

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

Fun and honest to be with. They really are and I would'nt have it any other way. They're perfect for TCCVM!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

Prior to getting a cell phone the free voice mail service provided by TCCVM was my primary phone number. It proved invaluable in countless ways including helping me secure employment and stay in contact with friends and relatives. I am now a Board member and I can see that that the service provides for others the benefits I received.

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

many ways; as a client I had a much need phone message service. As a Board member I have enjoyed the openness of the TCCVM leadership.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Better technology

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

Participating in policy decisions.

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

helpful, friendly, encouraging

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

pursue issues of Media justice and work to combat negative, inaccurate stereotypes of the poor and homeless. Institute a cell-phone and internet access program for low-wealth and homeless people. Continue its efforts to promote political advocacy.

Ways to make it better...

Cell phone service as well as voice mail were available

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Keeping up with rapidly expanding technological needs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 19, 2009

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December 19, 2009

I'm an attorney who has provided legal advice and services for homeless people at events such as Project Homeless Connect. In the course of addressing legal issues, we urge phoneless clients to sign up for voice mail services through TCCVM. This simple communications tool helps them stay in touch so that they can receive information and messages about their case and their legal rights.

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

Meeting and working alongside clients who have used (and are using) the service, as well as professionals from other agencies that partner with us.

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

Dedicated, knowledgeable, egalitarian, enthusiastic.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 19, 2009

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December 19, 2009

I have worked with people returning to the community from prison for 12 years. TCCVM is one of the first services I get a client enrolled in. They need to be reachable by phone and without a job they can't take on a bill for a cell phone. It is so easy to set clients up and help them with this free service. They have the phone number for six months and it is their voice on the message.

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

Clients will contact us after they have found a job. Our Re-Entry agency provides bus cards and clothing vouchers to clients that have been in our programs while in prison or the local jail. This phone service can help them stay in contact with parole.

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

It dream is to be able to provide cell phones to clients. The pay telephones are quickly disappearing from our Twin Cities area. Many business no longer have them and it is hard to find them on the sidewalks. This would provide men and women a phone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 19, 2009

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December 19, 2009

I moved to Minnesota in 12/05 into a battled women shelter. I came here with only the clothes on my back. Soon after I moved here I was introduced to TCCVM, which provided me with a voice mail. This voice mail connection helped me in obtaining employment, the rest is history. Now I'm on the Advisory Board committee. I know this is a great organization thru experience.

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

obtaining employment.

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

networking.

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

very positive and informative.

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

reach more people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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