Hoarding Education and Action Team

The Hoarding Education and Action Team (HEAT) has been formed to provide comprehensive services and increase the safety for those afflicted and impacted by hoarding.

It is estimated that one in 25 people in Greater Victoria is directly affected by hoarding, which is defined as the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them.

The HEAT partnership includes the Victoria and Saanich Fire Departments, Island Health, SPCA, municipal services, concerned non-profit organizations, landlords, volunteers, and private de-cluttering services. Local fire departments are frequently the first point of contact for hoarding issues, but effective help can be hampered by the complexity of hoarding situations.

Contact HEAT
If you or someone you know is in need of support, please call the Hoarding Education and Action Team at 250.361.0227 or visit their website for more information.

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