WVCAP is partnering with SafeLink Wireless to help aid member agencies in providing free emergency cell phones to low-income individuals.
The government supported SafeLink Wireless program provides a free cell phone and month airtime to low-income individuals that meet income qualifying guidelines. The cell phone programs offer up to 250 minutes per month that include local and long-distance calling, text messaging, and voicemail with caller id. The phone allows individuals to respond to job interview inquires and offers a mobile point of contact for family emergencies.
All three programs also allow for free unlimited calls to 411 directory assistance and 911 emergency calls and tracking.
No credit checks, contracts or fees are required to participate in the SafeLink program. Cell phones activated through the program can make and receive calls anywhere in the United States with cell phone coverage.
- CAPLAW – Community Action Program Legal Services
- National Community Action Foundation
- National Community Action Partnership
- National Association for State Community Service Programs (NASCSP)