Minnesota Hoarding Task Force
Our mission is to support any person, family, friend or agency in Minnesota affected by hoarding.
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 is hoarding, and their neighbors.
Hoarding disorder is a public health and safety issue.
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.
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.
NAMI Walks MN was back in person for 2022!
Together over $450,000 was raised and still counting. Thanks to all who joined in to make this a wonderful, empowering experience.
The Minnesota Hoarding Task Force group walked together and Our team raised $440.00 for NAMI Minnesota. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful event to raise awareness of Mental Illness and support NAMI Minnesota.
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 had a table display at the St. Louis Park Fire department Open House and Community Health Resource Fair on Tuesday September 13th, 2022 from 5PM- 8 PM. We spoke with Community Members and educated participants about Hoarding Disorder. It was a great event with many various community health tables.
Why does hoarding happen? Watch Wade Crandall, Clinical Site Director at Nystrom & Associates on WCCO, to find out! https://cbsn.ws/3qxUVli
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.
Share our proclamation on social media and tell folks about the importance of this day/week/month. Make sure you tag the Governor or Lt. Governor’s accounts, which are linked below, and use the hashtag #OneMinnesota. We’d love to see your tweets and posts, so we can spread the word about this special proclamation.
Facebook: Governor Tim Walz
Facebook: Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Thank you so much to all who participated in our #ShredRight4Good paper shredding event that took place on June 26th, 2021 . Thanks to our Sponsors that included Summit Investment Advisors, Junk Masters and Professional Rehab Consultants !
This event help reduce waste and raise funds for our task force we truly appreciate it !
We held a conference in 2019 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 some of our members who work with people who hoard in various fields.