Episode: Empowering families, changing lives
Air Date: October 26, 2015
A hand up can go a long way toward empowering families and changing lives. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF). Executive Director John Rowe will discuss how the not-for-profit helps families in crisis by addressing their immediate needs and removing the barriers to long-term stability.

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Executive Director, UESF
John Rowe
John Rowe has over thirty years of nonprofit executive experience. His career has focused upon empowering vulnerable families to become self-sufficient. As Executive Director of the Utility Emergency Services Fund, John is responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and programs. John has created programs to prevent homelessness, to assist vulnerable families with disabled family members, and to stabilize families on welfare. Under John’s leadership, UESF has helped to stabilize over 30,000 vulnerable families. Since the beginning of John’s tenure of Executive Director in 2007, revenue has more than tripled and the number of full time employees grew from 6 to 29. UESF expanded programming has resulted in many more vulnerable families being served more completely.