Resources for the Community

Meet the Members of our Hoarding Task Force:

Dana McMahon Cinda Donton
Sarah LeClaire Calleen Brosse
Kim Mayo Geoff Wilcox
Andrea Coppola Emily DeLong
Pam Favreau Carol Keefe
Joanne Calvi Glenn Reed
Mike Brookman Bob Tanner
Officer John Sly Officer Tim Jones
Gretchen Goodman Marc Therrien
Theresa Reutzal Ginny Jordan
Denise Anderson AJ Ruben
Merideth Drude Regina Bogenschutz
Ron Ryan Sue Sharp
David Ellenbrook Luther Brown
  Anni Savage-Prosaczyk

Members of the task force include professionals from:
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
Rutland Mental Health Services
Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
Rutland Housing Trust
Rutland Housing Authority
Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Center for Independent Living
Rutland City Health Officers and Building Inspectors
Rutland Town Health Officers
Rutland City Police Department Animal Control
Rutland County Humane Society
BROC-Community Action Weatherization
Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice
Adult Protective Services
Disability Rights Vermont
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Homeless Prevention Center
NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
Right to Wellness
Project VISION
Social Issues Group with Castleton University
Department of Vermont Health Access

"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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