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Hoarding in the Chippewa Valley

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Hoarding, what is it? What causes it? What can you do to help a loved one who you believe is a hoarder? What are the dangers? All questions that SERVPRO of Eau Claire Professionals are trained to answer, properly care for, and clean.

Did you know that Eau Claire County and SERVPRO of Eau Claire are leading Wisconsin in the fight to help those who hoard, and to bring awareness to the issue? The Eau Claire County Hoarding Task Force, with the guidance of the Hoarding Project, do just that. The task force is made up of a number of different government agencies as well as private businesses and community members, joining forces to help better our community.

It started when the Eau Claire Health Department and city police and fire departments got together to discuss what should be done with a couple cases that they three departments were working on. It was determined that the issues of hoarding go much deeper than a messy home, or someone that just collects a bunch of items. The city teamed up with several different entities and leaned upon several businesses and community members to form the most well rounded and knowledgeable group, equipped to tackle this issue.

The Eau Claire Hoarding Task Force now includes:

Catholic Charities

City of Eau Claire Police Department

Community Members

Consult an Organizer

Eau Claire School District

Eau Claire City/County Health Department

Eau Claire Department of Human Services

Eau Claire Fire and Rescue

HSHS Behavioral Health

Mayo Clinic Health Systems

SERVPRO of Eau Claire

Straighten Up Organizing

and the task force receives information and training from The Hoarding Project in Tacoma, WA.

If you would like more information on what the Eau Claire Task Force does to help our communityor information about how SERVPRO addresses the clean up, please feel free to contact:

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County -715-839-4735

Eau Claire City-County Health Department - 715-839-4718

Eau Claire Department of Human Services - 715-839-7118

SERVPRO of Eau Claire - 715-834-3473

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