Hoarding

Hoarding is the accumulation of objects to the degree that it prevents the use of living space as it was originally intended. Hoarders have great difficulty parting with the objects they hoard. They have exaggerated beliefs about the importance or usefulness of these objects and have minimal insight into the negative consequences of their hoarding.

AMI-Quebec has a hoarding support group for family, friends, and people struggling with hoarding that meets once or twice a month. Please click HERE for details. If you have a loved one who is living with hoarding challenges, click HERE to explore our programs for families.

For more information about hoarding, please click HERE or consult one of the organizations below. There are also some helpful resources, websites, and books HERE.

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Assistance and Referral Centre514-605-9500Easy access listing of regional English-language health services (CLSCs, CSSS, Hospitals, etc.) [E]Montreal (South Shore)
Children of HoardersWebsiteResources and support groups for those who have parents who are hoarders [E]Online
eMental HealthWebsiteFact sheet, helpline, and resources for hoarding [E/F]Online
Hoarding of Animals Research ConsortiumWebsiteInformation about animal hoarding, helping a family member [E]USA
International OCD Foundation617-973-5801Help, and information for hoarding [E]USA
Mayo ClinicWebsiteInformation about prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, etc. [E]USA
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x 0Psychotherapy and coaching for individuals with compulsive hoarding [E/F]Montreal
Toronto Hoarding Support Services Network416-482-4622Information and resources on hoarding such as legal, community, videos, and helpful links [E]Toronto