Human Services

Twin Cities Community Voice Mail

  • St. Paul, MN
  • http://www.tccvm.org

Mission Statement

Twin Cities Community Voice Mail: facilitating communications services to encourage self-determination and stronger community connections for people in need.

 

We lead in finding innovative ways to use communications technologies to provide opportunities for people in need to forge new connections to the community and to one another. These connections enhance dignity and independence and contribute to success.

 

The foundation of our work is the unique model of active involvement of our participants and our community partners. They are encouraged to have a voice in the continued operation of the organization.

Main Programs

  1. Free Voice Mail Service
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Minnesota

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Ms. Marcy Shapiro

Keywords

Self-reported

phoneless, homeless, jobless, very low income, technology access, digital divide, health, domestic violence, empowerment, housing

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Also Known As

Open Access Connections

EIN

41-1821890

 Number

3066103528

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Free Voice Mail Service

1) Twin Cities Community Voice Mail free, individualized voice mail services to low income and homeless people so that they are able to put their own telephone number on resumes as they see jobs, apartment and housing application, and leave it with health care professionals, their children's schools, family and friends. This is done in partnership with over 350 non-profit and government agencies across the state of Minnesota. Over 53,000 people have used this service since we began in 1994; 2) Linkages is a no-cost transitional program to assist those who achieved their goals while using TCCVM, but who still need short-term help until they can afford phone service. Over 1000 people have used this service since it began in 2001. 3) Through our voice mail system, we are able to offer people who are homeless in the Twin Cities Metro area the ability to access information on available emergency shelters and transitional housing through our toll-free Metro Shelter Hotline.About 10,000 calls are made to this hotline ech year.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Minnesota

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Twin Cities Community Voice Mail

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Marcy Shapiro

BIO

Marcy Shapiro has been Executive Director of Twin Cities Community Voice Mail since August, 2003. She convened and organized the original group that founded Twin Cities Community Voice Mail. Marcy has over 30 years of experiences working in the non-profit sector and has been: -Executive Director of Minnesota Conference for Community and Justice, Minnesota-Dakotas Region -Executive Director of West Hennepin Human Services Planning Board -Project Director of Children?s Emergency Assessment System Coalition -Training Director of Next Innovations -National Training and Technical Assistance Director, National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs -Executive Director of United Seniors -and was a community organizer for many years organizing around issues that effect neighborhoods, low income people, women, affordable housing, and jobs. She has been responsible for founding a number of agencies, organizations and coalitions in Minnesota. She has been the chair of a number of organizations advocating on behalf of people living in poverty such as the Twin Cities Religion and Labor Network, Jobs Now Coalition, Employment Action Center, Energy Cents Coalition, Jewish Community Action, and Fremont Community Health Services.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mike Menner

Alliance of the Streets

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