Support Groups

Clutterers’ Anonymous 
A self-help 12 Step Recovery Program for clutterers and hoarders. This is a group approached recovery from the many different forms of clutter that can be progressive and harmful both physically and mentally. CLA also has online support groups for individuals. Currently the following locations host meeting on Cape Cod:

Harwich Community Center
100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA 02645
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM
Contact: Maryanne, 508-243-8721 or


Veterans Memorial Community Center
2 Mayflower Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
Mondays: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Contact: Bob, 617-823-5461 or

All are welcome!

Click the logo below to check out the Clutterers Anonymous website.

Yarmouth Support Group 
This is a support group for any individual of any age that defines themselves as a clutterer or hoarder. The group is comprised of Buried in Treasures participants that have graduated from the workshop and have continued providing support to one another. The group is facilitated by Linda Colby of Yarmouth Senior Center, for more information she can be contacted at the number listed below.

Meetings are held at the Yarmouth Senior Center,
528 Forest Road,  West Yarmouth, 02673
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Contact: Linda Colby, MSW, LISW, 508-398-2231 EXT. 1337

Buried in Treasures Workshop

These action-oriented, self-help support groups, are regularly offered across Cape Cod. BIT groups are action-oriented, multi-week workshops based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail SteketeeParticipants will receive support from others in the group; develop strategies to de-clutter the home; and learn to change problematic acquiring and discarding behaviors. BIT workshops are offered on a rotating basis throughout Cape Cod.

Currently not accepting participants for BIT workshops but we will be announcing programs for spring 2020.

Please contact us for more information at

Online Support Groups

The following is a list of online communities that can provide support and information for both people with hoarding tendencies and their loved ones.

Barnstable County Department of Human Services

Overcoming Hoarding Together

Messies Anonymous

IOCD Foundation

Children of Hoarders

Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

The Clutter Movement

Hoarding Peer Support Group

The above list is for informational purposes only; this may not be a complete list of local groups. The Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force does not endorse any particular service, organization or individual included in this directory.