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.

What is the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force?

  1. A non-profit volunteer organization established in 2010 that provides education, collaboration, and support to the community.
  2. Provides resources for individuals struggling with hoarding disorder as well as family, friends, and professionals. 
  3. Holds bi-monthly meetings with training, a review of current cases, and presentations related to hoarding disorder.

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.

At this time registration is closed for Buried in Treasures groups in our area. Please visit this website to look for more opportunities or email us at info@hoardingcapecod.org or call 508-375-6620 for more information.

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

Our 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.

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.