Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

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

About the Hoarding Task Force

Brooklyn Park Apartment Community Event

Gail Trenholm. and Diane Gambrel., who are members of the hoarding task force, staffed a display & table at the Huntington Apartments community room on May 16 as part of the apartment complex first annual Health Fair.

They handed out information about how to declutter, places to recycle and donate many types of items, and information about hoarding. 

Special Presentation in August

"HOARDING: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH"
Our next business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 will include a 60 minutes preview presentation from four members of our task force. The public is invited. 

This presentation will be given at the National Environmental Health Assn. Conference in Sept.


SEE DETAILS below, under Uncoming Events.

What Does the Task Force Do?

We educate the public and families about what hoarding is and is not. We would like to hear about community events that we can participate in with either a short presentation or by hosting a table with information to share. 

We respond to requests for help with hoarding situations. The Minnesota Hoarding Task Force does not offer services. Instead, we use our expertise and connections to share information and options to be considered. If you have a question about a hoarding situation, contact us by phone, email, or on our Facebook page. We keep details of such situations confidential. 

We are developing presentations and informational talks to be used at training sessions for requests that we receive. 

Visit a Task Force Meeting

+ If you offer services that someone who is hoarding might need, come to a meeting and introduce yourself. If you are a landlord concerned about renters who have too much clutter, come to a meeting. Related businesses include: cleaning service, biohazard cleaning, junk hauling, decluttering support (organizing), charities accepting donations, social services, therapists, psychologist, handyman, occupational therapy, physical therapy - the list goes on.

+ We welcome people who have good ideas to share. Can you help us find ways to move forward on our mission and vision (see below)? 

+ Do you have fundraising experience? 

+ Do you have a topic to share with our group in a presentation?

Bring your business cards and come to a meeting!

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Upcoming Events

Special Presentation in August

 "HOARDING: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH"
Our next business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 will include a 60 minutes preview presentation from four members of our task force. The public is invited. This presentation will be given at the National Environmental Health Assn. Conference in Sept. 

- Seating is limited. No children please. This is a free event. -

Time: Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, with presentation starting promptly at 6:45 pm.
Location: Wells Fargo building, 1011 - 1st St S, Hopkins, 55343
BE AWARE of road construction near Hwy 169 when planning your route.


PRESENTERS:

Joseph W. Jurusik is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian. Joseph has 24 years of experience in the programs of food, pool, lodging inspections, beach water sampling, lead risk assessment, radon education, restaurant plan review and public health nuisance investigations. 


Louise Kurzeka is a nationally known expert in the field of organization & has been working with people for more than 25 years to improve their productivity, use of space and quality of life with organizing systems. Louise has earned the CD and ADD Specialist designations from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and was their first Teleclass Director.


Brittani Schmidt is a Public Health Nurse for Scott County, with a Master of Public Health-Epidemiology degree and a Master of Nursing degree. She gained most of her experience with hoarding while working for City of Minneapolis, where she researched best practices and implemented a new approach for housing inspectors.


Dale Fine is a Western Great Lakes Region Account Executive for iHeartMEDIA in Minneapolis. Dale found it important to learn as much as possible about hoarding and the issues surrounding this subject as he has a family member living in a difficult and challenging situation. 


ABSTRACT: 

By exploring four perspectives from members of the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force, attendees will learn about the public health and environmental implications of hoarding, how a professional organizer assists clients with managing their hoard, and the experience of a family member of someone who hoards. The panelists believe in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach that satisfies housing codes for safety of individuals and the public, while maintaining a respectful relationship with the resident. Drawing on expertise from several disciplines and agencies makes navigating the complexity of hoarding situations more manageable, and partnering with the resident reduces trauma ( including trauma related to imposed cleanouts) and often encourages code compliance.   

Mission & Vision

Mission

Our mission is to support any person, family, friend or agency in Minnesota affected by hoarding through education, networking and connection to resources while promoting public health and safety. 

Who We Are

We are a volunteer group made up of professionals who work in various fields, as well as individuals who have a personal interest in hoarding. We welcome others to join us at monthly meetings, where we network, learn from each other, and move forward on our mission. We are in the process of applying for non-profit status. One of the ways we aim to educate the public is to simply define what hoarding and "hoarding disorder" are.  

Our Vision

We envision communities that implement best practices to support those affected by hoarding where individuals are supported with sustainable options while being treated with dignity and respect. Email: mnhtf.org@gmail.com

Calendar

We are planning now for 2017-2018. Dates and locations are subject to change. Check back often!

Calendar 2018-2018 (pdf)

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Help Our Cause

Contributions 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 PAYPAL BUTTON (below). CHECK YOUR EMAIL for a receipt.

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Contact Us

Ask a question, or request to be on our email list.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

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Website: mnhtf.org

Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

(612) 568-5550