Programs

South Shore Clutter Reduction Collaborative - with support from The Scituate Board of Health, MassHousing, and South Shore Elder Services - will offer events, training, and treatment to address hoarding disorder (HD), associated clutter, and related stigma through multiple programs in 2019-2020. 

In-Person Buried in Treasures Clutter Reduction Group

GROUP START POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19-RELATED RESTRICTIONS ON IN-PERSON MEETINGS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HOLD A SPACE FOR THIS GROUP (STARTING DATE TBD) PLEASE REGISTER

This in-person group - meeting at Braintree Council on Aging (71 Cleveland Avenue) will run for 16 sessions, with a clinician trained in assisting those with hoarding issues. The group will meet  weekly (Tuesdays from 9:30AM-11:30AM). The format of the sessions will follow the book, Buried in Treasures written by leading hoarding researchers, Drs. David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee. Participants will be asked to complete a pre- and post-group assessment (to assess individual issues with clutter) via phone interview. Seats are limited and a waiting list will be kept in the event that additional spaces open up. This group is sponsored by the Scituate Hoarding Response Team in partnership with Boston University School of Social Work and with generous support from South Shore Elder Services and Braintree Elder Affairs.

Online Buried in Treasures Clutter Reduction Group

​PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS GROUP HAS CLOSED AS ALL AVAILABLE SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR UPCOMING IN-PERSON BURIED IN TREASURES GROUP THAT WILL START IN BRAINTREE, MA AFTER RESTRICTIONS ON IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE LIFTED. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE IN-PERSON GROUP TO HOLD YOUR SPACE, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. THANK YOU! 

This group runs for 16 sessions, April 2nd to July 16th. A clinician trained in assisting those with hoarding issues will meet participants online weekly (Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM). The format of the sessions will follow the book, Buried in Treasures written by leading hoarding researchers, Drs. David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee. Participants will be asked to complete a pre- and post-group assessment (to assess individual issues with clutter) via phone interview. Seats are limited and a waiting list will be kept in the event that additional spaces open up. This group is sponsored by the Scituate Hoarding Response Team in partnership with Boston University School of Social Work and with generous support from South Shore Elder Services.

Online Monthly Clutter Reduction Skills & Support Group

Group registration is closed. Please check back for future group offerings. This online treatment group (video classroom format) is designed for persons who have symptoms of hoarding disorder (HD) and who have completed a past Buried in Treasures or CBT for Hoarding Disorder group (online or in-person). Monthly group sessions will be held (December 2019 through June 2020) in addition to individual online check-ins with group facilitators between group meetings. Monthly group sessions will be held online on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30PM.

Pursuing a Life Less Cluttered

On April 14, 2018, we hosted a community event featuring a discussion by Lee Shuer and Bec Belofsky Shuer about their lived experience with clutter and perspectives about hoarding. Suzanne Otte, a clinician with clutter reduction and hoarding treatment experience provided an overview of hoarding disorder. To view the event flyer, click here. This event was the first of a series of hoarding-related, community based programming, funded by a CHNA 20 grant received by the Scituate Board of Health and Hingham Health Department.

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