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.


    6th Annual Picnic and Walk, Saturday September 13! (posted 09/14)

    On Saturday September 13th, more than 100 people will come and celebrate the important work at Open Access Connections at beautiful Minnehaha Park.  We hope that you can join us for an afternoon of food, games, and camaraderie. You can find more information about our walk, or sponsor one of walkers, at our official walk […]

    Voice Mail Outreach now at St. Paul Midway WorkForce Center (posted 05/14)

    We are happy to announce that our Grassroots Voice Mail Outreach has been expanded to the St. Paul Midway WorkForce Center. Trained outreach workers will be able to distribute our free voice mail services on Mondays between 1:30-3:30pm within the lobby of the St. Paul WorkForce Center. For a full list of outreach locations and […]

    Lifeline Free Cell Phone (posted 04/14)

    We are happy to announce that we have added a section to our website about the federal Lifeline program, which provides phone subsidies for a home landline phone or a free cell phone with limited minutes. You can learn more about the Lifeline program, and the 8 companies providing Lifeline free cell phones at Lifeline […]