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.


    Consumer Advisory Against Free Cell Phone Provider Access Wireless (posted 09/14)

    Open Access Connections would like to inform the public of a poor customer service incident regarding the free cell phone Lifeline provider Access Wireless.  Recently an Access Wireless customer was given a non-operational cell phone with a non-local Arizona area code.  When the customer called customer service to have these issues resolved, he was on […]

    Thank you for making our walk such a success! (posted 09/14)

    Open Access Connections would like to thank the volunteers, donors, and participants that made our 6th Annual Picnic Walk a success.  More than 80 people participated in the event, and more than 70 donors contributed more than $4,200 to support our work. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you next year!  

    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 […]