About us

Contact Loved Ones (CLO) is a project of Project Genesis, a New York-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The CLO service was developed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help reconnect the hundreds of thousands of people who were forced to leave their homes or were without their regular telephone service. CLO can be used in any type of emergency, including natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes as well as man-made disasters like 9/11.

CLO utilizes an innovative combination of voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and a patent-pending, public (i.e. not private) voicemail system indexed by telephone number. Based on a core technology platform developed by Internet entrepreneurs Dan Schoeffler and Yaakov Menken, the CLO service is made available under a restricted license for non-commercial emergency use.

Contact Loved Ones is also a service partner of the American Red Cross. For more information about the efforts of the Red Cross in this area and the services provided by other partners, please visit Red Cross' Safe and Well site and click on the Service Partners link.


Disclaimer: the Contact Loved Ones service is designed to assist those affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters. By using this site or the Contact Loved Ones service, you agree to hold harmless under all circumstances all parties involved in the development, deployment, and delivery of these services.