Join us for our 10th

Annual Picnic & Walk!


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Check out our Outreach Schedule Here!


Connecting People Without Phones to Opportunity

Open Access Connections (formerly Twin Cities Community Voice Mail or TCCVM) provides communication resources to homeless and low-income Minnesotans. We offer free voice mail services, which enables our clients to access housing, employment, health care, safety resources, and more. We partner with over 300 community organizations to to distribute our free voice mail services. Click here to find your nearest free voice mail provider.

We are also a consumer advocate for the federal Lifeline program, which provides free cell phones with limited minutes to eligible participants. Click here to access our Lifeline consumer educational materials.

The communication resources provided by Open Access Connections helps low-income people achieve dignity and self sufficiency. You can help us create a link to dignity and hope through a tax-deductible donation.








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    “GREAT TOOLS TO KEEP IN TOUCH” – Open Access voice mail & Lifeline cell phones

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    A voice mail participant tells us why having both a Lifeline cell phone and an Open Access Voice mail number is the best way to go to meet his communications needs.


    Your Organization Can Help Save Lifeline! (posted 04/18)

      The FCC is still considering cuts to the federal Lifeline program, which provides free cell phones to many of our clients. I wanted to share two letters that your organization can sign on to help save the federal LIfeline program. One sign on letter is for organizations that represent veterans.  The link for your […]

    Give To The Max! (posted 11/17)

    What Is Give To The Max? Give to the Max is the largest one day online fundraising event in Minnesota! When Is It? Thursday, November 16th. Why Donate on Give To The Max Day? You will help Open Access Connections advance our mission of providing free communication tools to our most vulnerable neighbors.  Your online […]

    (posted 08/17)

    Come join us for our 9th Annual Picnic & Walk at beautiful Minnehaha Park. Clients, staff, board members, and partner agencies are all invited to celebrate our success.  In 2016 we provided free Community Voice Mail to 2,700 Minnesotans, registered 817 homeless and low-income people to vote, and distributed over 1,900 free Lifeline supported cell […]