Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide education, collaboration and support to those who are affected by clutter and hoarding. We accomplish this by providing access to available resources, and by supporting an informed response by individuals and organizations who are charged with addressing this emerging concern impacting our community.


Buried in Treasures is a facilitated, action-oriented support group based on the book, Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (Tolin, Frost, & Steketee, 2nd ed. 2013, Oxford University Press). 
Each session will include activities such as chapter discussion, exercises from the book dealing with acquisition, discarding, and disorganization, and home practice between sessions. Research by Randy Frost and colleagues indicates that up to 73% of participants are much or very much improved by the end of the group.


Falmouth Buried in Treasures group to start September 17, 2019
at Falmouth Human Services.
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Provincetown Buried in Treasures Group to start October 15, 2019
at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center
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Yarmouth Buried in Treasures Support Group to starts September 11, 2019, 2-4 PM, at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Click here for details


Wondering what the CCHTF is all about? Spectrum Radio host Doug Verney recently interviewed our own Erika Woods, Buried in Treasures group facilitator Carol Bishop, and Buried in Treasures group member Carol MacDonald. Check it out, and please let us know if you have any questions!


Barnstable Today: What is compulsive cluttering and hoarding, and what you can do to help.


The next regular meeting of the CCHTF will be held on October 3, 2019 at the Dennis Police Station.
These meetings are targeted for professionals who are or may work with individuals struggling with compulsive cluttering and hoarding. For information on self-help groups and other resources, please email us at info@hoardingcapecod.org or call Erika Woods at 508-375-6620. L

The next CCHTF Executive Committee Meeting will be held on October 3, 2019 at the Dennis Police Station.


Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please provide a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can. In addition, please include a way we may contact you if we need more information. Please allow at last two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to Justyna Marczak, Barnstable County ADA Coordinator at jmarczak@barnstablecounty.org or call 508-375-6646.