Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00
In a front page article for the April 30 edition of the Port News, editor Jackie Pierangelo detailed the sad story of how my financial and other resources were plundered by my former “caregiver.” From that point I was surprised and gratified how Nassau County and the State of New York literally “came to bat” for me.
In particular I want to single out Robert Clark, a caseworker based with the Family and Childrens’ Association, a part of the Nassau County Department of Citizen Affairs. Clark’s office did all kinds of good stuff for us, including putting us in touch with HEAP, the agency that helps us in paying our oil heating bills – a major expenditure for any of us.
Bob Clark, a vibrant and personable young man – at least a couple of years short of his 30th birthday, who has been a caseworker for the Family and Childrens’ Association, based in Hempstead, for some four years, is unfortunately leaving his current post to take a position with the State of New York’s insurance program. We will miss him. Bob Clark, who is so easy to meet in a conversation setting, does more than just deliver services. At times, when we were feeling poorly, he gave us enormous moral support and that cannot be measured in dollars and cents.
Bob, good luck to you in all your future endeavors.