Wes Oliver had hit “rock bottom.” Shortly after high school—where he had been an outstanding swimmer and traveled with the junior Olympic team—he began a downward spiral into addiction to drugs and alcohol until one day he found himself in jail.
The jail’s drug treatment program required those recovering from addiction to secure a job before leaving. That was when Wes’s bishop thought of the vocational rehabilitation program at Deseret Industries (DI).
DI is a nonprofit, vocational rehabilitation facility that doubles as a thrift store and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are 43 locations throughout the western United States.