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Community Voice Mail

A phone number is something most of us take for granted. But imagine living without one.

How would you fill out a job application without having a reliable number for a call-back? What if your cell phone ran out of minutes when the one caller you have been waiting to hear from finally tries to reach you? Could you afford to miss that call?

Community Voice Mail makes the connections that help people turn their lives around.

TCVM is sponsored, in part, by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

What is Community Voice Mail?

Community Voice Mail focuses on using innovative technology to connect people in-need to support, services and opportunities. We provide participants with a free, private, local phone number, significantly increasing opportunities for people to connect to vital resources and support services. Community Voice Mail collaborates with social services agencies across Tulsa, expanding our community’s capacity to care.

National and Local

Community Voice Mail, a program of Springwire, is distributed through 2,000 social service agency partners across the United States and Canada.

Locally, Community Voice Mail is hosted by the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. Community Voice Mail numbers are distributed at the Day Center, as well as through 45 social service agencies throughout the area who have partnered with the program.

How Does Community Voice Mail Work?

A Community Voice Mail phone number looks like any other number, and does not in any way signal the participant’s status or life situation. This 10-digit number goes to a voice mail box where participants can record their own personal, professional greeting, and enable callers to leave messages. Participants may retrieve messages 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any touch-tone phone. Given the transient nature of cell phones, Community Voice Mail provides a consistent and reliable connection, and pairs well with mobile devices.

Nationwide, more than five million calls a year are made to Community Voice Mail participants who would otherwise be out of reach. As a result, nearly 70% of participants report achieving their goals of finding a home, a job, or needed social services using Community Voice Mail.

“A trusted voice”

For people struggling to find a job or a home, information is the most valuable currency. But we cannot assume that information is accessible to everyone. Resource Broadcasting is a unique Springwire program that enables us to deliver valuable, reliable information - from a trusted voice - directly to a participant’s voice mail box or email account. For example, Resource Broadcasts regularly include details about available jobs, hiring events, health fairs, housing information, weather alerts and community events.

•  All Resource Broadcast information can be found online at www.tulsacommunityvoicemail.blogspot.com

•  A subscription to our E-Newsletter, “News You Can Use!” , can be requested at http://bit.ly/news-you-can-use

For more information

Call 918.556.6434 or email lmor...@tulsadaycenter.org