Akron, March 26 Community Voice Mail Summit officially launched its program by holding a kickoff event at H.M. Life Opportunity Services. Homeless individuals, Service Providers and Community Advocates gathered to hear Connie Krauss, Director of Community and Economic Development for Summit County Executive Russ Pry leave the first official voice mail message. Tara Strickland, the first CVMS recipient, said "without CVMS I wouldn't have a telephone number at all. I am looking for new housing and need a way for potential landlords to get a hold of me."
The event did wonders for raising awareness of communication barriers that our clients face everyday. Ohio.net which is the local vendor for CVMS was in attendance and was pleasantly surprised at how receptive the community was in utilizing this vital resource. Please keep a look out for continued press in the Akron Beacon Journal and Akron News Now.
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