Today Things Are Different
“I am more employable and have the skills I need to provide a better life for my family”
I came to Deseret Industries when I was trying to build a new life for myself and my three children. Following my divorce, I was devastated and could not stay focused at work or at home. I had quit my job to focus on my children until we could find a place to settle and start our lives again. I needed someplace to begin rebuilding my self-confidence and my trust in others. I needed a safe place to go that would help me move past the negative thoughts. I needed Deseret Industries.
My job coaches, the staff, church service missionaries, and other associates were all instrumental in helping me improve my situation. I had help setting goals, building a resume, and acquiring a certificate in medical coding and billing. With their help, I was moved through a process where I learned to recognize the skills I had and then how to build upon them. My job coaches pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me realize I could lead others. As a lead, I improved my leadership skills and the ability to follow the Spirit as I helped those I worked with become better employees.
Today things are different. Because of the program at Deseret Industries, I am more employable and have the skills I need to provide a better life for my family. I have more self-confidence with following and acting on the Spirit's promptings. The main thing, though, is that DI has given the real me back to my family.
I am so grateful for the bishop who referred me to this program—he was truly inspired. I have become more successful because of it. I would definitely recommend the DI to others as an avenue to reconnect with the workforce and gain new skills. My life is better.
“I am so grateful for the bishop who referred me to Deseret Industries.”
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