Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

Our mission is to support any person, family, friend or agency in Minnesota affected by hoarding.

Things to Know

June 2019 Meeting



Meeting Thursday June 6th, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 pm

We will view the trailer for the new Beyond Hoarding Movie, Discuss the Conference we held on May 19th, 2019 and do some future planning on upcoming events and endeavors.

1011 1st St. S. Hopkins - Room 233 (2nd floor of Wells Fargo/Hennepin County building)
Look for signs in the building directing you to the 2nd floor
There are elevators or stairs (access stairs in either entrance)
Free parking in ramp or on street (be aware of time limits)
Vending machines in basement of Wells Fargo/Hennepin County building

Room 233 will be open at 6 pm - feel free to arrive anytime after 6 and mingle with others. Also feel free to bring food/beverages - vending machines are located in the basement of the Wells Fargo/Hennepin County building. 

If you would like to call in to participate please email us your phone number and we will connect you by phone.

If you would like to join our meeting by phone please email a request to mnhtf.org@gmail.com and we will call you at 6:30 once the meeting begins.

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.

Email: mnhtf.org@gmail.com


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. 

Let's Talk About Hoarding

A Conference For Anyone Affected by Hoarding Behaviors

Join Us on 

Sunday May 19th, 2019

At the Brookdale Library

6125 Shingle Creek Parkway

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

There is no cost to attend. RSVP's are requested. 

To RSVP  and conference details please visit 

The Find Out More Button Below

Find out more


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:


support group

professional organizer

social worker/case manager

cleanout company

public health

city/county inspector

fire department

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.

Recently . . .


Task Force Represented at 'NAMI Walks'

On Sept.  22nd, 2018  3,894 people walked and raised over $454,000 for NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). 

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 wore their new white shirts with our blue logo.


Educating Senior Citizens

Janet Yeats (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist), Gail Trenholm (Brooklyn Park public health), and Diane Gambrel (professional organizer) gave presentations for Brooklyn Park seniors about hoarding on Oct. 25th, 2017.

Janet defined hoarding and talked about current information and research. 

Gail described her role in public health and how she interacts with landlords and renters.

Diane gave tips to the audience on how to work with your loved one who is hoarding, and what not to do.


Minnesota Crime Prevention Association Conference

On October 15th, 2018 Diane Gambrel, professional organizer, and Emily Cheesebrow, resident support specialist, talked about their roles in helping someone who is hoarding. Emily is a volunteer member of the MN Hoarding Task Force. The class was Hoarding Basics: Be Prepared for a Hoarding Situation and the conference was held in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Police from across Minnesota were in attendance, many of whom host local landlord groups in their area. 

Help Our Cause

Contributions to this 501(c)(3) non-profit enable us to move forward on our Mission.

Make checks out to "Minnesota Hoarding Task Force" and mail to:  111 - 1st St. SE, Osseo, MN 55369 

Or, use BLUE BUTTON to contribute by Paypal or credit card. Check your email for a receipt.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

Located in the metro area of Minneapolis & St Paul