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    Springwire reduces the isolation of poverty and homelessness by offering communication tools for people to reconnect with their community.

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    Springwire enables life-changing connections to vital social services and opportunities — restoring dignity and hope to people moving out of crisis.

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    Springwire increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the social services systems — expanding each community’s capacity to care.

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    Resource Broadcasting is an efficient way to reach people in crisis with targeted, relevant information they can use and share.

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    Community Voice Mail enables people in transition to stay connected to the world around them, no matter what challenges they are facing.

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of Springwire's Community Voice Mail participants achieve their goals of finding employment, housing, healthcare, and social services.


agencies use Springwire’s Community Voice Mail program in more than 300 cities in North America to reach people they otherwise could not.


of Springwire participants say housing is one of their primary concerns.


of Springwire participants have no financial resources.


The average savings per US taxpayer when a homeless person finds a home.


”We really think of ourselves as creating the innovations, we learn from the lessons of our network of partners, we hear from them about what their clients are struggling with and we take that and as a team think about what are the new ways we can better serve people. And the scale of that is what is really exciting that help make a shift in terms of how we address homelessness all across the country.”

— Lauren McGowan, Board Director


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June 26, 2014

Springwire Becomes an Initiative of Feeding America

On behalf of the Springwire Board of Directors, I want to share some very important and exciting news about the future of Springwire.  We are thrilled to announce that as of July 1, 2014 we are teaming up with Feeding America to bring Springwire services to the most vulnerable members of our community.

 Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a proven track record of success in serving millions of Americans each year.  Based in Chicago, Feeding America serves every county in the United States through their network of 201 food banks and 61,000 local food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters providing food to more than 37 million Americans each year.   Feeding America is a highly efficient organization that invests 98 percent of all donations raised directly into programs and services that reach people in need. 

They have recently launched a new strategy called Collaborating for Clients, a major and multi-year project that aims to help their food bank clients achieve stability and self-sufficiency.  Through Collaborating for Clients, they are changing their approach from simply feeding the hungry to working to end hunger – addressing the root causes of hunger in addition to providing meals. The strategy is to “collaborate for clients” by building interconnected national and local coalitions of organizations focused on their clients’ greatest areas of need to achieve self-sufficiency: food, housing; health care; and employment. Over the next 18 months, Feeding America will explore ways to utilize Springwire’s services, including Community Voice Mail, as a part of their Collaborating for Clients Initiative.  Longtime Springwire staff member Trisha Matthieu will join the Feeding America team as the Program Manager. Feel free to contact Trisha if you have questions or would like more information. 

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December 4, 2013

Resource Broadcasting – November 28th Edition

Each week, Springwire sends out a message to clients across the county as part of our Resource Broadcasting. Last week we sent out a special message just for Thanksgiving. We received a tremendous response (over 50 responses!) from many of our Community Voice Mail participants. At Springwire we personally listen to each and every response that we receive from our Community Voice Mail users and it was an amazing assignment to come back to on Monday. I got to listen to well over the number of responses we typically receive from broadcasts and they were all messages of thanks. People thanked their families, shelters, food banks, pets, and so much more it was extremely heartwarming. Read more

November 7, 2013

Springwire Announces Unique Opportunity!

Springwire is announces a unique opportunity – we are actively seeking a non-profit organization interested in adding our core programs – including our national Community Voice Mail service – to their program portfolio.

Please follow this link to read our brief Request For Proposal, with an application deadline of Friday, Nov. 22, 5 PM PST. Read more

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