Hoarding and De-cluttering
Helping hoarders to de-clutter
Hoarding is becoming a serious psychiatric and community problem - and it is grossly under-detected and untreated. Increasingly, social service agencies are identifying older adults who are at risk of losing their tenancy due to hoarding, unclean, cluttered and unmaintained homes.
In response, three York Region social service providers have developed the Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors as an innovative program to address these issues.
The program seeks to aid York Region individuals with low to moderate income who are living in poor environmental conditions and are at risk of losing their tenancy.
Utilizing a harm reduction approach, customized service plans and teams - made up of one or more members from each partner agency - are developed to meet each client's unique needs.
Case management with a specialized geriatric mental health case manager for mental health issues associated with hoarding
Longer term case management to ensure connectedness to community support
Advocacy regarding tenant/landlord issues
Short-term therapeutic intervention with an occupational therapist
Minor repairs, and/or clutter reduction to create safer living environment
The Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors program aims to decrease the risk of tenancy loss so that individuals can live better and stay in their homes.
For further information about this program please call CHATS at 905.713.3373 extension 6082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ELIGIBILITY AND FEES, PLEASE REFER TO THE PROGRAM FACT SHEET:
Hoarding & Trauma: Myths and Realities Explained
Friday October 23, 2020
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A Virtual conference aimed at expanding knowledge and making connections for frontline workers and service providers encountering hoarding in their line of work.
Funding provided by the United Way of Greater Toronto