Important UpdatE 1/20/2021
Due to a change in providers Open Access Connections will be unable to process any new applications for lifeline phones indefinitely. We will update our customers as soon as we are set up and able to provide this service again. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Connecting People Without Phones to Opportunity

Open Access Connections provides communication resources, and civic engagement opportunities to homeless and low income Minnesotans


Community Voicemail

We offer free voicemail services which enables our clients to access housing, employment, healthcare, safety resources, and more. We partner with over 300 community organizations to distribute our free voicemail services

Grass Roots Outreach

We are also a consumer advocate for the federal lifeline program which provides subsidized cellphones with a free monthly plan to eligible participants

Generation 50+ Group

The 50+ Generation Group is led by its members, who set the agenda, choose programs, and serve as important links for one another to housing, healthcare services, community-building, and support