Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering (ICHC)

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About Hoarding Behavior | Support Group | Peer Response Team |
SF Task Force on Hoarding | Training Institute | Consulting
Annual Conference | Information & Resources

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) established the Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering (ICHC) in 2007. ICHC is a nationally recognized leader in policy development, innovative training implementation, peer response services, supports, and information dissemination related to hoarding and cluttering conditions.

ICHC convenes stakeholders across the spectrum at the regional, national, and international level to foster best practices, promote stigma elimination, individual empowerment, and innovative practices with an emphasis on including individuals with acquiring and cluttering challenges at all levels of decision making.


Think Outside the Boxes

18th Annual Conference on Collecting Behaviors*

*AKA the Disorder formerly known as Hoarding

March 16-17, 2017

San Francisco, CA

For more information, contact John Franklin at 415-421-2926 x314 or

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Support Group

MHASF holds a weekly drop-in support group for individuals who have hoarding and cluttering challenges.

Training Institute

MHASF holds trainings for service providers, community organizations, family members, nurses and others who work with those who compulsive hoard.

San Francisco Task Force on Hoarding

MHASF coordinates efforts to reduce the eviction of people who compulsively hoard through the San Francisco Task Force on Compulsive Hoarding.

Information and Referrals

MHASF offers information and referrals for compulsive hoarding.


MHASF offers on-site or telephone fee-for-service consulting to other non-profits and local governments on how to set up hoarding programs and bring stakeholders together to reduce eviction and homelessness due to compulsive hoarding. For more information about MHASF consulting services call ICHC Program Manager John Franklin at 415-421-2926 ext. 314.

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