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Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Announces Free Support Groups

The Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force announces the availability of free peer support groups for compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding during the fall of 2016.

buried in treasures book coverThese action-oriented self-help support groups, which are regularly offered across Cape Cod, are 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks. They are based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.

All who register will:

  • Receive support from others
  • Receive help to develop strategies to de-clutter their home
  • Work on ways to change problematic acquiring and discarding behaviors

Please note that groups will be held when a sufficient number of participants have registered.

Here is the tentative schedule for the following towns:

Harwich: Beginning late September (meetings on Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.); contact Kevin Grunwald, 508-430-7551

Yarmouth: Beginning September 21 (meetings on Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.); contact Linda Colby, Yarmouth Senior Center 508-394-7606

Provincetown: Beginning late October at the Provincetown Council on Aging; contact Chris Hottle, 508-487-7080

Falmouth: Beginning this fall at Falmouth Human Services; contact Karen Cardeira, 508-548-0533

For more information about other support groups or if you are an individual who is concerned about someone, or if you yourself feel that you may need some help, please contact the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force at or call Erika Woods at 508-375-6620.

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