Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

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You Can Help

+ If you are a business owner in Minnesota and you offer services that someone who is hoarding might need, come to a meeting and introduce yourself. Related businesses include: cleaning service, biohazard cleaning, 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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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi



Next Business Meeting

  Date:
Thursday, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:
Wells Fargo building, 1011 - 1st St S, Hopkins, 55343 (sign will be posted by elevator)

Dinner at 6 pm:
If you wish to join us at 6 pm for a meal, email us by May 2, and Joe will contact you about arrangements. Meals are from a local restaurant, & we try to keep the cost between $5-7. Email: mnhtf.org@gmail.com 

Visitors are welcome at meetings. It is a great place to network with other professionals.

BE AWARE of Hwy 169 road construction when you plan your route.

What Does the Task Force Do?

We receive requests for help with hoarding situations. We first respond by saying that the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force  does not offer services. Instead, we use our expertise and connections to help people find  services that are available in the area. We can also suggest possible steps to take to improve the situation. If you have a question about a home situation, contact us by phone, email, or on our Facebook page. We keep details of such situations confidential.

We are working to consolidate resource lists for services such as therapists, cleaning companies, organizers, social workers, junk haulers, etc.

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

Featured Resource: Senior Linkage Line

Senior Linkage Line is a free service for Minnesota seniors. Seniors can ask questions about services in MN, get help filling out elder waiver and Medicaid forms, ask for referrals for services needed, and much more.

Website: http://www.seniorlinkageline.com/

Seniors may also call with questions: 800-333-2433 Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30 pm

Businesses who are registered with this service offer such help as moving, packing, cleaning, handyman, help with hoarding, and organizing.

Buried in Treasures Workshop Starts in April

It's not too late to join the group.

If you have difficulty with high levels of clutter in your home, there is a new option in Minnesota. The BURIED IN TREASURES self-help workshop (or support group) is facilitated by trained staff at Professional Rehabilitation Consultants (PRC) in St Paul. It starts Friday, April 14, 2017 and meets weekly. This workshop is based on a workbook written by Dr. Randy Frost, a leading researcher in OCD and hoarding, and Lee Scheur, who is recovering from hoarding behaviors.This is a self-help group that requires homework. The total cost for the 16 weeks is $49. For more information, see the PRC website: http://prcstpaul.com/  and then call to register: 651-603-8774

About Us

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

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.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

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

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnhtf/

Website: mnhtf.org

Minnesota Hoarding Task Force

(612) 568-5550