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Are you or a loved one struggling with hoarding?

The Multnomah County Hoarding Task Force has compiled a list of resources and includes Support and Counseling Options, Cleanup Help, Safety Issues, Legal AssistanceSuggested Reading and Websites, and Other Resources.

Support and Counseling Options

  • Buried in Treasures Workshop: (503) 352-2400. Hoarding Disorder Skills Treatment Group 
  • Clutterers Anonymous: (503) 674-8893. Free groups open for people wishing to share their experience with clutter.
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest: (503) 731-9589. Multicultural Counseling Services- mental health and addiction services for adults and children.
  • NW Anxiety Institute: (503) 542-7635. Individual and peer support groups.
  • OHSU OCD Group: (503) 494-6176. OHSU Auditorium, Marquam Hill #217. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, drop-in (free)
  • Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Clinics: (503) 352-2400. Low-cost options for individual and group therapy.

Cleanup Help

Safety Issues

  • Multnomah County Adult Protective Services: (503) 988-4450. Investigates allegations of abuse, self-neglect, and financial exploitation for seniors and adults with disabilities. 
  • City of Gresham Code Compliance: 503-618-2463. Assists property owners in resolving compliance issues in Gresham such as land use, general nuisances, parking, junk and garbage, vegetation, abandoned vehicles, animals, etc.
  • City of Portland Neighborhood Inspections Program. To report a violation contact (503) 823-CODE (2633) between the hours of 8-5, Mon-Fri.
  • City of Troutdale Code Compliance. 503-665-6129 Ext. 2241
  • Multnomah County Animal Services: 503-988-7387. Performs animal abuse and neglect investigations, and responds to situations where an animal is in imminent danger or there is a loose aggressive dog. 
  • Multnomah County Vector Control: 503-988-3464. Vector Control protects health and enhances livability through control of the rat and mosquito populations, and serves as a resource for addressing public health vector problems. Programs include Rodent Control, Mosquito Control and Code Enforcement, which enforces some specific county and city municipal codes.

Legal Assistance

  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon: (503) 224-4086. Provides access to free legal help for housing cases including eviction defense, repair issues, discrimination, and help with government housing programs. 
  • The Fair Housing Council: (503) 223-8197. Statewide civil rights organization whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through access to enforcement and education. 

Suggested Reading and Websites

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David Tolin, Randy Frost, and Gail Steketee
  • Digging Out: Helping Your Loved Ones Manage Clutter, Hoarding, & Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins and Tamara L. Harti
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation hoarding.iocdf.org
  • Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Gail Steketee and Randy Frost
  • The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals by Christiana Bratiotis

Other Resources

  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC): 1(800)ORE-ADRC (673-2372) . Provides information about services to address aging or disability needs.
  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization: Providing education, research and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganization. 
  • Mental Health Call Center: (503) 988-4888 or toll-free 1(800) 716-9769. 24-hour call line providing crisis counseling (translation services available). 24/7 mobile crisis outreach for in-person assessment, referral to low-cost or sliding scale agencies, help finding mental health providers. 

This list is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a recommendation of agencies or resources.

For information about this resource list please contact hoarding@multco.us



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