Fran Barclay is the first person at CLC to hold the position of Assistant to the Case Manager, created in August of 2013. In her role, Fran helps clients prepare their applications, verifies information they provide, and assists with Lifeline Market services. Fran was referred to CLC for the employment opportunity by a staff position at her church.
Fran’s favorite part about her job is knowing that she is truly making a difference. “It’s not for everyone” she says, “but I sleep at night knowing I have made real productive changes in other’s lives. Can we meet the need of everyone – no; but we try to stay true to our mission.”
What does she wish people knew about CLC? How much their gifts make a difference. Gifts of time, talent and of course, monetary contributions – all are valued at CLC. “We could not do what we do without our wonderful volunteers that give their time and energy”, she says. “I am at awe at their commitment.”
Fran is active in her church, loves travel and spending time with friends and especially her children and grandchildren. She started her “Bucket List” in August 2013 by traveling to Maine to eat lobster to her hearts content and sailing along the rocky coast on a historic Maine Windjammer.
You won’t see Fran often, she is mostly behind the scenes. But our clients know her impact is tremendous. And we at CLC know we could not do it without her!