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Help for Compulsive Hoarders

Compulsive hoarding is a very serious problem affecting millions of Americans and their friends and families. But little is known about this disorder, and too often hoarders are misunderstood and can’t find the help they need.

We will provide free services, such as a mental health support, professional organizers, and professional clean up and/or junk removal services. Each case will be considered on an individual basis, and services will be tailored to fit individual needs. Our professionals all have experience treating this population and are appropriately trained and credentialed.

We are looking for individuals willing to spend 3-5 days sharing their stories on camera. We understand that compulsive hoarding is an extremely emotional and difficult disorder, and it is our hope that by sharing the personal stories of our guests it will help others realize they are not alone.

What we are looking for:

  1. Individuals willing to tell their story.
  2. Individuals motivated to change by a crisis caused by hoarding that needs to be addressed immediately.
  3. We need to show how the hoarding has impacted friends and/or loved ones. These individuals will need to appear on camera and share their side of the story.
  4. Non-stereotypical cases

Whatever your crisis, whatever your story, if you or someone you know is suffering from compulsive hoarding, and you would like him or her to be considered for participation on Hoarders, please fill out the form here. The information you provide will be submitted directly to the production team that produces Hoarders. Your information will not be seen by the network unless presented by the production team. By submitting this information, you give the right to use the information below in connection with Hoarders.

You acknowledge that you may not receive a response from this submission. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE SITUATION YOU DESCRIBE BELOW REQUIRES URGENT ATTENTION, PLEASE CONTACT AN APPROPRIATE CARE PROVIDER.

If you are chosen to participate you will be required to sign appropriate releases. Please remember that the person suffering from compulsive hoarding must be willing to participate and appear on camera.

Apply

  • About The Applicant

    Information about the person filling out this form.
  • Do you live at the same residence as the hoarder?*

  • Does the hoarder consider themselves a perfectionist?*

  • Does the hoarder avoid making decisions?*

  • Does the hoarder have a compulsive urge to acquire?*

  • Does the hoarder have an emotional attachment to the items collected?*

  • Can the hoarder use furniture for the intended purpose?*

  • Can hoarder prepare food in the kitchen?*

  • Can the hoarder shower/bathe in their bathroom?*

  • Can the hoarder sleep in their own bed?*

  • How difficult would it be for emergency personnel to move equipment through the home?*

  • Does the hoarder live by themselves?*

  • Are there pets in the home?*

  • Are you currently seeking medical care for OCD/depression/ADHD?*