Minnesota Hoarding Task Force
Our mission is to support any person, family, friend or agency in Minnesota affected by hoarding.
Due to COVID 19 , our Task Force Business meetings are now being held Virtually.
Our next meeting will be on
Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
At our meeting, Wade Crandall will talk about Hoarding Therapy.
If you would like to join our Monthly Business meeting please email your request to
and you will receive an invitation to join our meeting either virtually or by phone.
The Task Force meets on the first Thursday of the month:
+ To conduct business of the group,
+ To network with each other and visitors,
+ To share educational information in short presentations.
While there is some general information on our website, you may contact us for additional information for a specific situation. We are developing lists of resources and we can share ideas with you also.
Our volunteers keep your information confidential.
The Minnesota Hoarding Task Force (“MNHTF”) does not provide services directly. MNHTF does provide resources and information regarding the general subject of hoarding. In doing so, MNHTF does not endorse, recommend, warrant or assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process.
SAVE THE DATE
2021 Hoarding Disorder Conference:
Mental Health, Safety and Dignity
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of
children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy.
The Hoarding Disorder Conference: Mental Health, Safety and Dignity has been rescheduled to:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
More information to follow. If you would like a Save the Date flyer with more information please email us at MNHTF.firstname.lastname@example.org and request a save the date flyer to be emailed to you.
Mental Health Professionals
City and County Employees in Inspections,
Public Health and Public Safety
One of the important things that we have learned about hoarding is that a team approach is needed to properly deal with any hoarding situation. No 'one professional' can provide all the services and support that a hoarding individual needs.
The team of professionals might include some combination of:
social worker/case manager
Others may also be involved, such as a landlord, church pastor, junk hauler, handyman, cleaning service, or family/friends.
New numbers on the ground from people who help with hoarding situations now indicate that up to 5% of the population in the United States are hoarding at some level. That means in a community of 10,000 residents, up to 500 people could be hoarding.
Add to that number the people who also live in the same households, family and friends of the person who are hoarding, and their neighbors. That is how many people are affected by hoarding!
Hoarding disorder is a public health and safety issue.
As we build our resource lists, we want to cover the entire state of Minnesota. If your business already works in hoarded homes and you would like to be added to our resource lists, please come to a meeting and introduce yourself.
We would like to learn about what you do, and what your experiences are. It is important to us that you can support our mission statement and vision statement.
Hoarding is a mental health disorder, and those who struggle with it must be treated with respect and care.
Thank you so much to all who participated in our Shred Right 4 Good Shred Event that took Place on October 3rd 2020. We sold tickets at $10/ 2 bags to be shredded at the event. A Huge Thank you to Junk Masters who hosted the Event in Eden Prairie and Shred Right 4 Good.
From NAMI Walks MN 2020!
"From canoeing to rock-climbing, bicycling, dancing, making attention grabbing floats and front yard information booths, posting yard signs, making sidewalk art and of course walking, supporters found a way to do NAMIWalks 2020 together – their own way. Together over $410,000 was raised and still counting. Donations to NAMIWalks will continue through Nov. 28 . Thanks to all who joined in to make this a wonderful, empowering experience."
The NAMI Minnesota mission statement:
"NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy we strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses."
The Minnesota Hoarding Task Force group walked together and Our team raised $385.00 for NAMI Minnesota. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful event to raise awareness of Mental Illness and support NAMI Minnesota.
September is Hoarding Awareness Month in Minnesota! Thank you Governor Tim Walz for helping to raise Awareness of Hoarding as a Mental Health Concern and the need for Support and Education in our communities.
We held a conference for anyone affected by hoarding behavior. Our conference featured a person who spoke about their personal experience with hoarding , a family member of a person who hoards and Wade Crandall, a Mental Health Therapist. These speakers were followed by a Q & A with a panel pictured here made up of our members who work in various fields working with people who hoard.
Contributions to this 501(c)(3) non-profit enable us to move forward on our Mission. If you'd like to donate with a check, make payable to "Minnesota Hoarding Task Force" and email email@example.com to request the address to mail the check.
If you are looking to pay membership dues:
Dues for members are not required though they are strongly encouraged on a yearly basis.
Dues are accepted by cash, check or PayPal/credit card (see link below). If you will pay your membership dues via PayPal/credit card, make a note stating this is for your membership before you submit your PayPal payment - there is a spot for that.
Located in the metro area of Minneapolis & St Paul