Family Support2018-09-18T01:04:38+00:00

Support for Families

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The impact hoarding has on families can be substantial and include safety and long-lasting psychological effects. Family members often struggle with depression and anxiety associated with the clutter. Additionally, family members often struggle with guilt associated with the conditions of the home and being unable to help. If you have a family member that is struggling with issues of clutter, hoarding behavior, or hoarding disorder, it is likely that you have made many attempts to help them clean up, de-clutter, or get organized. You’ve probably read lots of articles or books on how to get organized, de-clutter, or help someone with hoarding behavior or hoarding disorder. Additionally, you are likely overwhelmed, frustrated, and possibly angry that your family member won’t accept or doesn’t appreciate your help and doesn’t see the impact clutter is having on themselves and the family.

The first step to moving forward is to accept that it is normal to be frustrated and angry with your family member and that you deserve compassion and understanding too. Next is being able to understand what isn’t working for you and your family member. The great majority of information available on organizing and decluttering is not geared towards someone struggling with excessive clutter, hoarding behavior, or hoarding disorder. As such, it does not take into account the mental health aspect such as strong emotional attachments, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or ADD/ADHD. It doesn’t provide alternatives for someone who struggles with difficulty making decisions, categorizing, or organizing. Additionally, the topic of trauma and loss and how this relates to your issue with clutter are not taken into account when suggesting ‘easy fixes’.

Just like any other family struggling with mental health issues, learning to effectively cope and set healthy boundaries that benefit your well-being, is difficult to do on your own. The most successful family members are those that have professional guidance and the support of others who share their lived experience. That being said, resources and support for families affected by hoarding disorder are few and far between.

As a member of The Clutter Movement, you will be guided by Marnie Matthews, MSW, LICSW, a trained and experienced mental health professional that specializes in all areas of clutter, hoarding behavior, hoarding disorder, and crisis case management. Under Marnie’s guidance, members will have access to the following supports and resources:

Individual Support Family Support Professional Support Agency Support
$25 per month

15% annual payment discount!

$25 per month

15% annual payment discount!

$45 per month

Individual Professional

(Introductory Rate)

15% annual payment discount!

$75 per month

Multiple Agency Staff

(Introductory Rate)

15% annual payment discount!

Weekly 60 minute Live coaching, discussion, and Q&A session facilitated by specialist in hoarding disorder. Group topics are typically based on resources and worksheets in our extensive Library.

The Weekly Group – Live! also has a designated group forum for the purpose of continuing the group discussion between sessions. This means you don’t have to wait for the next group session to connect with the specialist and other community members for follow-up questions and additional discussion on that week’s group topic!  

Alternating weekly times to accommodate most work schedules and time zones.

Weekly 60 minute Live coaching, discussion, and Q&A session facilitated by specialist in hoarding disorder. Group topics are typically based on resources and worksheets in our extensive Library.

The Weekly Group – Live! also has a designated group forum for the purpose of continuing the group discussion between sessions. This means you don’t have to wait for the next group session to connect with the specialist and other community members for follow-up questions and additional discussion on that week’s group topic! 

Alternating weekly times to accommodate most work schedules and time zones.

Weekly Live virtual office hours for direct assistance on case/program/task force/town consultation, and general Q&A facilitated by experienced professional specializing in all aspects of hoarding disorder, crisis case management, program & task force development.

Virtual Office Hours also has a designated group forum for the purpose of continuing consultation discussions throughout the week. This means you don’t have to wait for the virtual office to be open again to connect with the specialist and other community members for follow-up questions and support! 

Alternating weekly times to accommodate most work schedules and time zones.

Weekly Live virtual office hours for       direct assistance on case/program/task force/town consultation, and general Q&A facilitated by experienced professional specializing in all aspects of hoarding disorder, crisis case management, program & task force development.

Virtual Office Hours also has a designated group forum for the purpose of continuing consultation discussions throughout the week. This means you don’t have to wait for the virtual office to be open again to connect with the specialist and other community members for follow-up questions and support! 

Alternating weekly times to accommodate most work schedules and time zones.

Access to 7 topic specific groups to connect with other community members around shared experiences.

Forums and live chat options available for:

  • ADHD
  • Clutter Buddies
  • Clutter Free Zone
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Family Dynamics
  • Goal Posts
  • Open Topic Individual Support
Access to 6 topic specific groups to connect with other community members around shared  experiences.

Forums and live chat options available for:  

  • Adult Child Challenges
  • Detaching with Love
  • Family Dynamics
  • Growing Up in Clutter
  • Open Topic Family Support
  • Partnered with Clutter
Access to 6 topic specific groups to connect and collaborate with a specialist and other community members throughout the week around specific topics.

Forums and live chat  options available for:

  • Agency/Program Matters
  • Direct Intervention Support
  • Getting in the Door
  • Mental Health Briefings
  • Open Topic Professional Support
  • Task Force Talk
Access to 6 topic specific groups to connect and collaborate with a specialist and other community members throughout the week around specific topics.

Forums and live chat  options available for:

  • Agency/Program Matters
  • Direct Intervention Support
  • Getting in the Door
  • Mental Health Briefings
  • Open Topic Professional Support
  • Task Force Talk
Clutter Buddies dedicated private community phone line for 24/7 group de-cluttering opportunities with no limits on participation!  50% discount on up-to-date training modules on all aspects of Hoarding Disorder including understanding, identifying, assessing, and addressing hoarding situations.  24/7 access to up-to-date training modules on all aspects of Hoarding Disorder including understanding, identifying, assessing, and addressing hoarding situations.

Great for always keeping current and incoming staff trained!

Monthly community wide Webinar on all aspects of clutter, hoarding behavior, and hoarding disorder. Developed to bring everyone affected together for collaborative education and training. Monthly community wide Webinar on all aspects of clutter, hoarding behavior, and hoarding disorder. Developed to bring everyone affected together for collaborative education and training. Monthly community wide Webinar on all aspects of clutter, hoarding behavior, and hoarding disorder. Developed to bring everyone affected together for collaborative education and training. Monthly community wide Webinar on all aspects of clutter, hoarding behavior, and hoarding disorder. Developed to bring everyone affected together for collaborative education and training.
24/7 access to our extensive library of  video and print resources and tools including new content added throughout each month. 24/7 access to our extensive library of  video and print resources and tools including new content added throughout each month. 24/7 access to our extensive library of  video and print resources and tools including new content added throughout each month. 24/7 access to our extensive library of  video and print resources and tools including new content added throughout each month.
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