If you, a friend, a family member, or someone you know is struggling with hoarding, resources are available:
Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force (PHTF)
PHTF seeks to improve outcomes for people who hoard and reduce the catastrophic consequences related to hoarding for residents of the City of Philadelphia. Balancing the rights of the individual with the health and safety needs of the community, PHTF works to provide individuals and organizations in the region with the tools they need to successfully overcome this challenging issue.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
JFCS offers hoarding support as part of their mission to Strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence, and community.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. According to the APA, people with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces. Hoarding disorder can cause problems in relationships, social and work activities and other important areas of functioning. Learn more about symptoms, support and treatment options here.