What We Do
Because the mission of the Hoarding Project is to change our culture’s understanding about hoarding behavior through research-informed therapy, education, and professional collaboration, we guide the development of our services and resources to include information about clinical work, research, and education for everyone who is touched by hoarding behavior.
The Hoarding Project brings together people who hoard, families and friends, professionals, researchers, and the media in a supportive environment to help begin the tough conversations about hoarding behavior.
We believe the best way to work with people who hoard is not by immediately cleaning out their space, but rather first by helping create understanding about why they hoard.
We study hoarding through systematic, ecological, and ambiguous loss theoretical perspectives, considering how hoarding behavior not only influences families, communities and cultures, but also how these factors influence hoarding behavior.
Based on our research and clinical findings, we offer educational opportunities through groups, speaking events, therapy and written materials. It is our belief that education about hoarding can lead to deeper insight, promoting compassionate understanding and support among those affected by this behavior.