TCCVM provides a basic communication tool to enable individuals to help themselves. The statewide service area involving 100's of local community agencies and serving over 50,000 people since its inception is operated by fewer than 4 FTE staff! Beyond the basic service TCCVM also sponsors several outreach activities important to the health and welfare of its constituency. I'm proud to be a supporter. Keep up the good work!
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!
Before I was able to get and maintain a cell phone for personal and business usage. Twin Cities Community Voice Mail gave me a number to use. Also I want to mention that Edward Petsche has always sent me ontime e-mail confirmations on what details were going on with this organization. Thank You!
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
This is a terrific organization that is providing a simple, but much needed service to the members of our community most in need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When TCCVM served its 1st client in 1994, the expectation was that it would enroll 20 community agencies and programs to link low-income individuals and familiesto the voice mail service. Organizers hoped to help 500 users communicate with prospective landlords and employers, that year. Those goals were met in just 5 months, indicating how needed this basic service was. The numbers, and the positive outcomes, have continued to grow. In 15 years, TCCVM's no-fee approach has made communications accessible and linked folks to services statewide. It was demonstrated that partnerships between agencies and clients can help clients achieve their goals.
Twin Cites Community Voice Mail provides an important service to the homeless that helps them reestablish themselves and return to normalcy. The voice mail service reconnects them to the community - - doctors, potential jobs, family and government agencies. This ability to reconnect is often the first step for homeless individuals as they seek to find a more successful life. This is a well-run organization that operates efficiently and effectively in providing this service.
I am a volunteer with "Voices for Change", a grass roots advocacy to address issues of homelessness. Twin-Cities-Community-Voice-Mail (TCCVM) has undeniably filled a very important need to help the homeless/ those in transition/ and low income persons keep in touch with needed services, such as MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. Staying in touch with work opportunities, family, social workers is a big challenge for the homelessness who are struggling with pennies to even make phone calls. Besides providing voicemail, TCCVM has been instrumental in partnering with agencies that address needs for of the homeless. They are continuously looking for ways to bring the homeless and agencies together. TCCVM has been the voice of partnership. TCCVM is very innovative and a motiviating force for other agencies (state, county, and non-profit). It is not a surprise that agencies seek input from TCCVM. I have been a user of "Voicemail". I am happy to work with any of TCCVM's outreach programs.
I am an RN CAse Manager working telephonically with patients across all walks of live, including homeless men, woman and children. The voicemail services provided by Twin Cities Community Voice Mail is a crucial service to bring case management nursing care to the homeless population. An RN Case Manager provides advocacy, self-care education, coordination among health care providers, therapeutic support and contact for community resources. I would say confidential voicemail is my primary contact for reaching the homeless population that are insured by Medicaid and General Medical Assistance.