What are the dangers of Hoarding?
  • Severe clutter threatens the health and safety of those living in or near the home and can lead to unsanitary conditions
  • In addition to health problems, hoarding can cause structural damage to the home, fires, and even death
  • Firefighters, Police Officers, and EMTs may not be able to gain access to a person in an emergency situation
  • Hoarding can represent a violation of the State Sanitary (Housing) Code, even in a private home, and can result in an order from the Board of Health to remove materials or organize clutter within a specific time frame
  • Expensive and emotionally devastating evictions or other court actions can lead to hospitalization or homelessness
  • Conflict with family members can occur and friends become frustrated and concerned about the state of the home and the hoarding behaviors

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1. What is Compulsive Hoarding?
2. Who struggles with Hoarding behavior?
3. What are the signs of Compulsive Hoarding?
4. What are the dangers of Hoarding?
5. Is there help for those who Hoard?
6. How can I help a Hoarding friend or family member?