First Responder Specific Information
Designed by FF/ Paramedic Ryan Pennington to provide education and information to Firefighters, EMS providers and any other responders to hoarded environments. Various posts and educational information, primarily fire related, can be found on the site.
The above group also offers other workshops: “Too Much Stuff” a drop-in work group designed for anyone struggling with too many things to share knowledge and recovery tools in a judgment free environment, “Buried in Treasures” a 20 week course following a book of the same name centered around building long term skills and strategies to beat hoarding disorder, “Enough Stuff Family Support Group” provides education and mutual support for those with loved ones coping with hoarding disorder. They also offer “in home” services to assist those coping with hoarding disorder at home. Contact information can be found at the link above for more information.
Children of Hoarders (COH) is an online group with both information on the illness, resources, and a community for the adult children of hoarders. There are also support communities on their Facebook and Yahoo Groups pages.
The Institute of Living in Hartford, CT is performing clinical research for people with Hoarding Disorder. The link above brings you to a post with information on the study and contact information on how to be considered.