For Community Responders

What You Need to Know

Hoarding Disorder (HD) cannot be fully managed by mental health professionals alone.  Given the potential impact of HD on living environments and communities, it is necessary to involve a broad range of professions and services in a coordinated way.  Examples of professions that may interact with those with HD include public health professionals, housing authorities, child and/or elder protective services, professional organizers, peer responders, and first responders.

In light of this, it is important for individuals in these various professions to understand HD and how it may effect their work and their communities. This section contains important information for community responders about the impact of HD in communities, in addition to specific strategies for tackling HD from a community perspective.  Click on the links below or on the sidebar to learn more.

Working with Hoarding Disorder in the Community

For Professional Organizers

COMING SOON!  For Peer Responders

COMING SOON!  For First Responders