Phone Booth

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How To Build Your Own Phone Booth

The Phone Booth reduces communication barriers by freely connecting people to family & friends, employers, and homelessness services in Austin. Additionally, the Phone Booth also collects relevant data about which services are accessed and at what frequency, allowing the system to think more dynamically about placement and support of services.


  • Giving people access to a free phone in locations they are needed will help them get closer to helping themselves, whether reaching out to family and friends or formal services

  • Collecting metadata about phone calls placed to service providers allows the system to understand which services are needed, aiding in new service placement/co-location decisions

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