The mission of Open Access Connections is to facilitate communications services to encourage self-determination and stronger community connections for people in need. Our goal as an organization is to find 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, independence, and contributes to success. The foundation of our work is the unique model of active involvement of our participants and community partners.
Impact and Programs
2,767 people were provided a free Community Voice Mail.
1,950 people were provided a Lifeline supported cell phone
78 older people with a history of homelessness attended a Generation 50+ Group meeting.
605 homeless and low-income people were registered and pledged to vote for the 2017 St. Paul and Minneapolis Elections.
22 volunteers completed 128 shifts of non-partisan Get Out The Vote.
2,800 people will receive a free Community Voice Mail.
2,000 people will be provided a Lifeline supported cell phone
80 older people with a history of homelessness will attend a Generation 50+ Group meeting.
1,000 homeless and low-income people will be registered and pledged to vote for the 2018 Election
25 volunteers will complete 150 shifts of non-partisan Get Out The Vote.
Community or Constituency Served
Homeless and low-income Minnesotans lacking reliable phone access.
Geographic Area Served
State of Minnesota.