Are you or a loved one struggling with hoarding?

Hoarding Resource List

Hoarding is characterized as the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. Often there are negative emotional, physical, social, financial impacts for the person and loved ones. 

Support and Counseling Options

Buried in Treasures Workshop: (503) 352-2400
21-week treatment group for $100

Clutterers Anonymous: (503) 674-8893 or http://pdxclaeast.wixsite.com/cla-pdx-metro
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 University- Psychology Clinic: (503) 352-2400
Low-cost options for individual and group therapy.

William Temple House: (503) 226-3021
Offering sliding scale one-on-one counseling. $5-$30 with no one turned away for inability to pay.

Cleanup Help

  • National Association of Professional Organizers: napooregon.com
  • Pegasus Social Services: (503) 252-8499
  • ServiceMaster of Portland: (503) 483-4036
  • Supportive Services of Oregon: (503) 388-0313 or (503) 422-1000
  • Helping Hands for Good: (503) 756-3167

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid: (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. 

Books and Websites

Anxiety and Depression Association of America www.adaa.org

Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David Tolin and Randy O. Frost

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 

Adult Protective Services: (503) 988-4450
Investigates allegations of abuse, self-neglect, and financial exploitation for seniors and adults with disabilities. 

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC): 1(800)ORE-ADRC (673-2372) 
Provides information about services to address aging or disability needs.

Animal Control: (503) 988-7837
Performs animal abuse and neglect investigations, and responds to situations where an animal is in imminent danger or there is a loose aggressive dog. 

Institute for Challenging Disorganization www.challengingdisorganization.org
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