Geriatric Mental Health Social Worker
Roxana is a mental health social worker at Henry Street Settlement Supportive Services for Seniors, working with the Hispanic elderly. She assists seniors across a range of issues, from housing and social isolation to navigating new Medicaid rules. "The most rewarding aspects are the appreciative words I receive every day from my clients when I get to offer advice and counsel about their pressing problems," she said. "It is extremely gratifying to observe that my recommendations and actions result in real benefits." Roxana credits her education at NYU with giving her the training that made her success possible: "The classroom and the internship programs provided the key foundation for my current work. Once we succeed in providing assistance - even small things - the closed door opens, and we can do wonderful, helpful things for our clients and improve their lives."