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Hoarding Task Force

Our goal is to build and sustain a collaborative response to hoarding issues in Summit County by focusing on community awareness, education, professional training, and referrals to services and treatments.

Virtual Hoarding 101 Training Being Held on March 30th

Registration is open for Hoarding 101 to be held on March 30th 12:00pm-1:00pm. The training is free and has been approved for 1.0 hours of CEU's for Counselors/ Social Workers by the State of Ohio, Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and for 1.0 hours of CEU's by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Sign up today!

Summit County's Hub for Hoarding & Clutter Information

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The Hoarding Task Force (HTF) is comprised of 30 public and private agencies throughout Summit County. 

  • An estimated 20,000 residents of Summit County struggle with excessive clutter or hoarding
  • HTF offers education, consultation, and referrals to community resources

  • If you would like assistance with cluttering issues, or are seeking help for a family member, neighbor or loved one, contact: clutterhelp@admboard.org or (330)-762-3500 (ask for the Hoarding Coordinator)

Persons with hoarding problems may:

  • Buy or acquire items excessively
  • Have persistent difficulty selling, donating, giving away or discarding items, leading to clutter
  • Become anxious, distressed or even traumatized when trying to reduce clutter
  • Become more socially isolated over time because of clutter and/or embarrassment
  • Live in unsafe conditions (tripping and fire hazards, pest infestation, disrupted utilities, etc.)

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hoarding-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20356056

Introduction to Clutter and Hoarding Training

This video will help clinicians and those who are working with individuals who have problem hoarding situations. The training outlines the criteria for hoarding, signs of hoarding, contributing factors that influence hoarding, treatment and resources.

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