Mo was struck by a semi-truck going 60 miles per hour. “I should be dead, but I’m not.”
“Most job coaches would say they’re [at DI] because it feels good to be a part of something bigger,” John says. “You can go home each day and say, ‘Yeah, I helped.’”
Three years ago, Julie went through a divorce that left her starting over again at 53 years old. Having not worked for several years, and facing some health challenges, she decided the best option was to seek employment at DI. Now, after more than a year in the job (without a sick day), Julie has discovered her niche.
Working as an associate has been a big blessing for Eddie. Not only has it provided additional income for his family, but it has also allowed him to prepare for the next step in his journey.
When Magdalena joined Deseret Industries eight months ago, she came with the goal to accelerate her learning. “I never made it past the trial period for long-term jobs,” she says. “It’s not because I was a bad worker—it’s that I didn’t learn fast enough.”