Challenges to Overcome
“My bishop was inspired when he referred me to the Deseret Industries training program”
I came to DI with many challenges to overcome, both personally and spiritually. I had been in different substance abuse treatment programs for many years—without success. If it had not been for my beautiful young daughter, there would have been nothing to live for. She gave me the determination to keep trying. I believe it is because I allowed the Savior back into my life, that a mighty change has come to me.
I hadn’t stepped foot in a church in years when I met with the bishop. Then, as I allowed God back into my life, I began to see a glimmer of hope return. My bishop was inspired when he referred me to the Deseret Industries training program, because it was there that I found the support, encouragement, and direction I needed.
I met regularly with my job coach and the development team to receive their help in following a plan that would eventually change my life. On my journey, I successfully completed a substance abuse program. I next focused on improving my job skills and work ethic. I then earned a promotion to be a lead in my department. This leadership experience, combined with my improved skills, enabled me to re-enter the workforce with confidence.
I recently have finished my work at DI and have found a good job where I can use my new skills. I will be working toward a college degree and now I can see a bright future.
“I recently have finished my work at DI and have found a good job where I can use my new skills.”
For more amazing stories like Jake's, visit the DI's Facebook page by clicking here.