This page contains a listing of Hoarding Task Forces and other useful resources for addressing hoarding disorder in the community.

The mission, goals, and functions of the hoarding task forces are as different as the communities themselves. The common purpose of all hoarding task forces is to provide a directed and managed response to hoarding disorder cases that come to public attention.

The table below is organized by state and by country, and can be filtered by clicking the arrows at the top of each column. If your city/state is not on this list, contact your local public health department and/or your local government office to see what resources might be available in your community.

If you run a hoarding task force or other community resource and would like to add it to this list, please e-mail us at

State/CountryArea ServedHoarding Task ForcesOther Resources
CaliforniaOther California Resources such as:

-Adult Protective Services
-Mental Health Services
-Animal Hoarding
-Child Protective Services
- Cleaning Companies
-Elder Resources
-Family In-Person Support Groups
-Fire Safety
-List of hoarding Task Forces
-Hoarding Support Groups
- Legal/Codes/Housing
-Therapists and Counselors
-Treatment Centers/Clinics
CaliforniaMarin CountyHoarding Resource Guide of Marin County
CaliforniaLos Angeles County Hoarding Resources for the County of Los Angeles
- Code Enforcement
-Code Safety information
CaliforniaSan Berdino CountySupport Groups/Local mental health professionals
CaliforniaSan Francisco CitySan Francisco Task Force
CaliforniaSan Mateo CountyCrisis Intervention hotline for troubled people or families experiencing stress and seeking help in dealing with a crisis.
Belmont through Palo Alto 650 368-6655
San Mateo through Daly City 650-692-6655
Coastside 650-726-6655
ColoradoColorado Hoarding Task Force
ColoradoNorthern Colorado Northern Colorado Clutter Task Force
ConneticutConnecticut State
Department of Public Health Hoarding Resources

-Annual Hoarding Conference Information
-Hoarding Presentations and materials
Greenwich Connecticut Hoarding Task Force

Phone number: (203) 622-3800
Address: 101 Field Point Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
FloridaPasco County Pasco County Hoarding Task Force
GeorgiaAtlanta Hoarding Resources
-Professional Organizers and Counselors
GeorgiaLivingston County Livingston County HoardingTask Force
IllinoisChicago AreaChicagoland Hoarding Task Force
IllinoisKane County Kane County Hoarding Task Force
IndiannaIndianapolis Bio Trauma 911 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services
KansasSegwick County Segwick County Hoarding Coalition
MainePortland Portland Hoarding Task Force
MarylandGaithersburg Gaithersburg Hoarding Task Force
Wells/Robertson House
1 Wells Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
MassachussettsComprehensive List of Hoarding Task Forces in MA
MassachussettsArlington Arlington Hoarding Response Team
MassachussettsBerkshireBerkshire County Hoarding Task Force
Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Will Turner,
Behavioral Health Clinician C/C
Agency Name: Elder Services of Berkshire County, MA
Address: 877 South Street 4E,
Pittsfield MA 01201
Phone: 781-361-3170 Email:
MassachussettsBlackstone ValleyUxbridge Hoarding Educational Panel (UHELP)
Address: Uxbridge Massachusetts (MA) Board of Health Office
21 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Erin Hightower, Health Director
Phone: (508) 278-8600, ext. 8

Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Debra Vescera, MSN, BSN, RN, Regional Public Health Nurse for the Blackstone Valley Partnership for Public Health (BVPP)
Phone: (508) 475-8107
MassachussettsBoston Boston Hoarding Task Force
Ruth Harel Garvey, LICSW
Tenancy Preservation Program
Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.
66 Canal Street
Boston MA 02114
(617) 788-6212
MassachussettsBrooklineBrookline Hoarding Task Force
MassachussettsCambridgeCambridge Hoarding Coalition
Geographic Area: Cambridge and Somerville
Agency Name: Cambridge Council on Aging
Address: 806 Massachusetts Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Mission Statement: The Cambridge Hoarding Coalition provides community education, training for service providers, and a resource list for clients, providers, and the community. We also work to establish and maintain a hoarding response mechanism. Our primary focus is the senior population of Cambridge (60+). We can however act as a community resource for those under 60. Meeting Times: Currently have suspended meetings but maintain an active membership with updates and activities.
MassachussettsCape Ann Coordinator/Contact: Deborah Schwendiman; Tiffany Machado
Agency Name/Address: Senior Care Inc., 49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-281-1750
Related Group Meetings: Clutter Bug Support Group, Weds 1:30-3:00p, through April
Also be sure to contact Liz Auwerda at
MassachussettsGloucester Gloucester Hoarding Task Force
MassachussettsGreater Brockton Area Greater Brockton Area Hoarding Task Force
Geographic Area: 23 communities of Old Colony Elder Services - Abington, Avon, Bridgewater,
Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston,
Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton,
Wareham, West Bridgewater & Whitman.
Coordinator/Contact: Terri Kourtz, Chairperson
Agency Name: Old Colony Elder Services
Address: 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-584-1561 x255
MassachussettsGreater LynnGreater Lynn Hoarding Outreach Partnership Effort (HOPE)
Coordinator/Contact: Christina Murphy,
Hoarding Outreach Specialist
Agency Name: Greater Lynn Senior Services
Address: 8 Silsbee St.
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 781-586-8621
Brief Description: GLSS hosts the collaborative effort/task force HOPE. The Hoarding Outreach Program is also an effort of GLSS, please call the phone number listed above for more information. Meeting Times: The collaboration meets monthly for case consultation, information sharing, and planning; the larger group meets twice a year for larger community education events Related Group Meetings: Declutter support group, on-going peer support group(s)
MassachussettsHampden Hampden Resource Network
Geographic Area includes: Hampshire, Hampden, Berkshire, and Franklin County
Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Lee Shuer
C/C Organization Name: Mutual Support Consulting
Phone: 413-961-9264
MassachussettsHampshire Hampshire Hoarding Resource Network
Geographic Area: Hampshire, Hampden, Berkshire, and Franklin County
Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Lee Shuer
C/C Organization Name: Mutual Support Consulting
Phone: 413-961-9264
MassachussettsDanvers North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering
-Behavioral Health Program
-Housing Options
-Money Management
MassachussettsMassachussetts Steering Committee Resource
-Hoarding Network Support Group Events
-Best Practices for Hoarding
-Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Opportunities
MassachussettsNeedhamNeedham Hoarding Task Force
Coordinator/Contact: Timothy Muir McDonald, Director of Public Health,
Tiffany Zike RN, Public Health Nurse
Agency Name: Needham Health Department
Address: 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-455-7500
Brief Description: This is an existing task force that discusses cases, does education for the
committee and talks about appropriate referrals as needed.
Meeting Times: Every other month
Related Group Meetings: We do not have a support group at this time but involve Riverside
Community Care, Springwell and others as needed.
MassachussettsSharon Sharon Hoarding Resource
Coordinator/Contact (C/C): Sheila Miller, Nurse
C/C Agency Name: Town of Sharon
Address: Sharon Health Dept, 90 South Main Street, Sharon MA 02067
Phone: 781-784-1500 x1206
Brief Description: Sharon does not have a formal task force, but depending on the case, Sheila
Miller works with the MSW, fire, police, animal control officer and building inspector and other
MichiganKent CountyGrand Rapids Area Hoarding Taskforce (GRAHT)
(616) 456-3460
MichiganSaginaw County Saginaw County Hoarding Task Force
500 Hancock Street
Saginaw, Michigan
MichiganWashtenaw County Washtenaw County Hoarding Task Force
MinnesotaServes all MinnesotaMinnesota Hoarding Task Force-Support Groups
-List of Resources
MontanaMissoula Missoula Hoarding Task Force-"Buried in Treasures" 16-week workshops
-Monthly Clutter Hoarding Coaching group (for people who have completed the BIT program)
New JerseyPrinceton Princeton Senior Resource Center
New YorkErie County Erie County Hoarding Resource
Home Care Services Hoarders and clutteres Support Group., Independent Living Center in Western NY.
Address: 3108 Main St Buffallo NY, 14214
Number: 716-836-08-22 ext. 170
New YorkRochester Rochester Hoarding Support Group
New YorkTomkins CountyTomkins County Resource
Contact Protective Services for Adults
Main line: 607-274-6200 or (607) 274-5323
OhioClark County Clark County Hoarding Task Force
OhioCuyahoga Cuyahoga Hoarding Connection
Etta Smith-Wells, LISW-S
Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Services
Eldercare Services Institute
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Leshia Yarbrough-Franklin
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
OhioSummit Summit Ohio Hoarding Task Force
OregonPortland- Multnomah CountyMultnomah County's Hoarding Task Force
Contact: Jill Williams
List of Resources
-Counseling Options
-Cleanup Help
-Legal Assistance
-Suggested Reading
-Safety Issues
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force
Rhode IslandState of Rhode Island Hoarding Task Force
TexasHouston Houston Hoarding Task Force and Network-Professional Organizers
-Rapid Clean Up/Clean Out
-Animal Hoarding
TexasGreater Dallas Greater Dallas Resource List
-Mental Health Service Providers
-Estate Liquidators
VirginiaAlexandria Alexandria Virginia Hoarding Task Force
VirginiaArlington County Arlington County Hoarding Task Force
WashingtonTacoma Tacoma Hoarding Project
-Treatment Planning Process
-Individual Therapy
WisconsinDane County Dane County Hoarding Task Force
WisconsinMilwaukee Milwaukee Hoarding Task ForceSupport Groups, logic model w/ Hoarders
Support Group for Friends and Family
AustraliaSurrey HillsHoarding Sharing Support Group in Surrey Hills
AustraliaBlue Mountains Blue Mountains Domestic Squalor Working Party
-Education Materials on Hoarding
-Australian Home Care Information
-Enhanced Adult Community Living Support program
– Flourish Australia
CanadaAlbertaBehind The Hoard Consulting: Clean up, and counseling
Alberta Canada Resource
CanadaVancouver Hoarding Action Response Team
-Provide healthy and safe outcomes for people affected by hoarding, and ensure people with hoarding issues receive appropriate health care support quickly.
United KingdomHoarding UK
-Support Groups