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 human suffering had not stopped. From the first day of my internship, I was full speed ahead with helping people who had been displaced due to a home fire. I gained the greatest insight into the state of the housing market and how difficult it is to get people into affordable housing in the Denver metro area. The greatest joy I experienced came when clients proclaimed that just knowing that someone was in their corner while going through a horrendous experience was uplifting to them. Working with Heather and Maggie has been a wonderful experience. Their love, passion, and dedication to Our Front Porch is obvious with each interaction I have with them. Maggie has provided me with a wealth of social work knowledge while working through difficult cases. I am happy that I chose to intern with OFP and was able to be a part of such a wonderful agency built by two unique women.