old-mill-489971_1280Spurred by a goal to provide lower income families receiving energy upgrades with added health and social services, Vermont’s Weatherization program led the effort to bring One Touch to the Green Mountain state. The statewide One Touch coalition developed a Vermont specific home auditing and intake protocol.

All Weatherization auditors now use the One Touch electronic tool, which connects families to local resources to help: reduce asthma, prevent lead poisoning, install ramps and grab bars to prevent trips and falls, support parenting needs, stop smoking, and obtain health insurance. Partners include: lead programs, housing rehab programs, statewide childhood development program, head start, and health insurance navigators. All lead risks assessor and inspectors also use the One Touch tool connecting their clients to energy efficiency, social service, and housing rehab services.

Geoff Wilcox, Vermont’s Weatherization Director explains, The One Touch software and program are helping us succeed in our jobs: providing energy efficiency and health services to families. We are now connected to other resources in the community enabling our program staff to be more effective.