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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.

Black Deaf man using Deaf Link's 24/7 virtual remote interpreting in shelter with smiling white man in blue  scrubs

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

A simple “click of a button” gives you 24/7 access to one of Deaf Link's qualified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters. Our interpreters are always online, ready to serve you whenever the need arises.