Hoarding Peer Support Group Meeting on March 11

Hoarding Peer Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saanich Fire Department
760 Vernon Avenue

The Hoarding Education and Action Team (HEAT) has launched a drop-in, peer-support group to help people overcome clutter issues.

Learn more about this non-judgmental, supportive peer group, where members can share their struggles, strategies and victories with other community members. The group will be be facilitated by peers who will share their tips and tools for dealing with the emotional and physical aspects of a cluttered home. Additional support from clinical staff of Island Health (HEAT members) will be available when appropriate.

If you (or a family member, friend or neighbour) are struggling with clutter, and would like to see what this group can offer, please join us.

For more information, please email Lt. Mike Simpson or call the Hoarding Education and Action Team (HEAT) line at 250.361.0227.

About HEAT

The Hoarding Education and Action Team (HEAT) provides comprehensive services and increases 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. Learn more.

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 the HEAT website for more information.