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Shelter Link

What Is

Shelter Link

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Shelter Link has supported sheltering communities and mass care agencies with internet-based interpreting services. Shelter Link provides health care workers, security staff and other shelter teams the ability to communicate effectively on a 24/7 basis with evacuees who rely on American Sign Language (ASL) or spoken foreign languages.

How Does Shelter Link Work?

Shelter Link meets the Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) recommendations as outlined by FEMA for providing effective communications for evacuees.

A simple “click of a button” gives you 24/7 access to Certified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters.

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