Entries by Heather Korth

Insight from OFP Interns: Holly Kaiser, Metro State University BSW Intern

What was your experience as an OFP intern? My time spent interning with Our Front Porch has been filled with laughter, heartbreak, resiliency, and learning.  When I started in late August 2020, I jumped right into the reality of the impact home fires have on survivors and the community.  COVID-19 may have shut down the world, but […]

Insight from OFP Interns: Madeleine Veith, University of Denver MSW Intern

What have you learned during your time at Our Front Porch? The most profound sentence I have heard from a handful of clients these last seven months still resonates so deeply: “Thank you for not giving up on me.” I am learning from my clients how difficult it is to navigate after a home fire. […]

Insights from OFP Interns: Ashleigh Cherry, Walden University MSW Intern

What is it like working with home fire survivors? I have come with no background in trauma recovery, so coming into Our Front Porch has been a great experience to see what ways support can be given to those in my community. This experience has been eye-opening and has shown that this is an area […]

Interview with Susan Mertz, OFP 2020 Intern

What was the most beneficial experience for you at OFP? I think my most beneficial experience has been working with Maggie and Heather. A lot of times, people see problems and do nothing about them. The fact that OFP started in order to address a gap in services is amazing and a great learning experience. […]

Interview with Nicole Dryanski, OFP 2019 – 2021 Intern

What was the most beneficial experience for you at OFP? The most beneficial experience for me was having this field placement becoming an opportunity with so many roles and duties I took on as an intern. The experience itself helped me grow, especially being able to work with this particular population of home fire survivors […]

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