Resources for the Community

Task Force Mambers are from Agencies including:

  • Rutland County community members
  • Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
  • Burlington Housing Authority/Chittenden County Hoarding Task Force
  • Addison County Hoarding Task Force
  • Disability Rights Vermont
  • Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Rutland City Building and Health Inspectors
  • Rutland Housing Authority
  • Housing Trust of Rutland County
  • Rutland County Humane Society
  • Vermont Dept. of Health
  • Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • SASH
  • VNA
  • Community Health Team
  • Rutland City Police Department
  • And more

"This program means the world, my world, to me. I am learning how to cope and make decisions. Kate came here with an open mind, no force; just non-judgmental willingness to help improve my situation."

— BM, Hoarding Client

Resources for the Community

VPR interview 2016

Research articles/



Burlington Housing Authority & Chittenden County Hoarding Task Force

American Psychiatric Association

Useful Documents
How to Talk to Someone About Hoarding
Clutter Image Rating Document

Recommended Books
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, & Gail Steketee

Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee
The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals by Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch,  Gail Steketee
Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Actby Barry Yourgrau
Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiringby Michael A. Tompkins
What Every Professional Organizer Needs To Know About Hoarding by Judith Kolberg
Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) by Gail Steketee


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