Esther’s Story

My name is Esther Gibbs and I now work as the Communications Advisor to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. While this is a great position, the best job I ever had was working for Romero House. I was an intern for 2 years from 2007 – 2009. Romero House is a refuge for the people it serves but it is also a haven for the interns as well. At Romero House, I lived the way I had always wanted to live – in community with and for each other. Romero House continues to be my community and the interns that I worked with are still my best friends, eight years later. I am still in contact with the refugee families that I lived with and we continue to support each other. Working at Romero House is a big sacrifice (it takes a lot of time and energy) but it is also incredibly rewarding and immensely gratifying. It’s also a lot of fun as you will party almost every week! I am very happy that I am back in the neighbourhood of Romero House after moving away in 2009. I got married this past summer to the man of my dreams and we moved a few blocks away from Romero House. Prior to getting married, becoming an intern was the best decision I had ever made.

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