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In-Person Support Groups for COH

Are you interested in attending or starting an
in-person support group for COH in your area?

(There are no formal protocols, procedures, or literature
for setting up a support group for COH…yet.)

Group Leaders:
Thank you for your willingness to help and reach out to other COH!
Group Attendees:
Congratulations to you for reaching out for support!

Below you will find the areas where in-person groups are established and would like your company, and/or where people are looking for a group to get started…

Alabama


Alaska


Arizona

Arkansas


California


Colorado


Connecticut


Delaware


Florida

  • CENTRAL FLORIDAKittyspaz:I would like to start/attend a COH group in Central Florida–does anyone have any information on current status? Thanks!

    Daisy:

    Please let me know about the central florida group if it is formed.

    CONTACT INFO.:* reply to their posts here

Georgia


Hawaii


Idaho


Illinois


Indiana


Iowa


Kansas

  • KANSAS CITYjustinlillich (son of a hoarder)
    “I would like to start a group in the Kansas City area. My parents are hoarders and it has been something that my wife and I have had to deal with for the entirity of our marriage. The affects of something like this aren’t simply those of our children having never been in their house, it’s also their mental state and their perspective on life. At this time, it is only myself and possibly my wife. Please let me know through reply to this message.”
    CONTACT via posting a comment to him here or via his blog, Surviving the Hoard

Kentucky


Louisiana

  • BATON ROUGE, LA

Mhoff1
I’d like to find out if there are any support groups in the Baton Rouge, LA area.
CONTACT: Reply to post located here

Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan

Ann Arbor:
1st Friday of every month, 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 W. Stadium Bvd.
Contact: Elizabeth 734-997-9688

 

Minnesota

The Hoarding Project that has in-person groups for family members in St. Paul, MN: http://thehoardingproject.org/groups

 

Mississippi


Missouri


Montana


Nebraska


Nevada


New Hampshire


New Jersey


New Mexico


New York

  • NEW YORK CITYjoan ferrin
    are there any support groups in new york city
    Contact Info.: Reply to post here

North Carolina

Site visitor comment:
Srhodes1980:  I’d love to attend/maybe help establish one on the Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC area, if there is not one!

North Dakota


Ohio


Oklahoma


Oregon


Pennsylvania

-No established groups we know of yet, but lots of interest has been expressed for a group in various parts of PA on message boards. Will yours be the first? -COH Inc.


Rhode Island


South Carolina

Site visitor comment:
Srhodes1980:  I’d love to attend/maybe help establish one on the Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC area, if there is not one!

South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas


Utah


Vermont


Virginia


Washington

Seattle, WA – This is a new COH group for the Seattle area.  Please contact marinl.coh@gmail.com for more information.

Spokane, WA (by daughter, CeCi Garrett)
ACOH-Spokane, upcoming dates: TUESDAY, September 11th and September 25th, TUESDAY, October 9th and 23rd. More details.

Tacoma, WA (The Hoarding Project) in-person groups for family members in Tacoma, WA: http://thehoardingproject.org/groups

 

 

West Virginia


Wisconsin

  • MILWAUKEE, WIDiane Bettancourt
    i would like to start an in person support group in Milwaukee, WI. have a great space for meetings. if interested send email to: dianebettancourt@gmail.com. if anyone would like to participate in a COH art event, contact me as well. the art here is riveting, stunning, raw & beautiful. I am a Curator & would love to help any way i can.
    CONTACT INFO: dianebettancourt@gmail.com

 

Wyoming


Canada

“I’d be interested in having something in the giant area of south-central Ontario/southern Ontario/perhaps the Buffalo-ish area.” Member of COH Yahoo Group
-Please email info@childrenofhoarders.com for contact information.

United Kingdom

There is a small group of COH who meet once in a while …please check back here for details when the next one will be held!

Permanent link to this article: http://childrenofhoarders.com/wordpress/?page_id=4318

  • Mhoff1

    I’d like to find out if there are any support groups in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

    • mlo1

      I don’t know of any but I live in New Orleans and would love to be part of a support group.

      • Cherie63

        I’d be willing to start one somewhere centrally located between Lake Charles and NOLA. Even just a once a month or perhaps even Skype…I live in Houston (parent is a hoarder here and I’m Louisiana more than home), and was hoping to start one there, perhaps integrate the two if done by Skype.

        Anything would be amazing.

  • Hello Mhoff1,
    Unfortunately there are none that are known about at this time.

  • Diane Bettancourt

    i would like to start an in person support group in Milwaukee, WI. have a great space for meetings. if interested send email to: dianebettancourt@gmail.com. if anyone would like to participate in a COH art event, contact me as well. the art here is riveting, stunning, raw & beautiful. I am a Curator & would love to help any way i can.

  • joan ferrin

    are there any support groups in new york city

    • Sarah Booth

      I would be interested as well if you’d like to start one or find one.

      • BellaBoo

        I’m also looking for a support group in NYC… Please let me know if you’d still be interested in meeting up or chatting.

  • Kittyspaz

    I would like to start/attend a COH group in Central Florida–does anyone have any information on current status? Thanks!

  • Daisy

    Please let me know about the central florida group if it is formed.

    • Jamie Kanter

      Hi Daisy,
      Did you ever find a central Florida group? I am in the Tampa/Sarasota area and am interested.

  • Kittyspaz

    Daisy, maybe we should just form it! What do you think? There would be at least tow of us to start, that’s a group, right? Send me an email to kittyspaz@yahoo.com and maybe we can get something going!

  • justinlillich

    I would like to start a group in the Kansas City area. My parents are hoarders and it has been something that my wife and I have had to deal with for the entirity of our marriage. The affects of something like this aren’t simply those of our children having never been in their house, it’s also their mental state and their perspective on life. At this time, it is only myself and possibly my wife. Please let me know through reply to this message.

    • Exhausted

      I’m in KC too. If you’re still interested.

  • Srhodes1980

    I’d love to attend/maybe help establish one on the Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC area, if there is not one!

  • snowyowl309

    Hi all, not finding any “in person” COH Support Groups in Massachusetts. Interested in starting one up on the North Shore. 

  • Src0664

    I wish there was something like this in the piedmont/triad region of NC.

  • RaGoTX

    I am hoping to start a COH group in Houston, Texas. I was wondering if anyone in the area has one started already or would like to help start one.

    • Cherie63

      I hadn’t found one but I was hoping to start one, I split time between LA & TX so I was considering maybe a Gulf coast chapter done over Skype?

  • Hi All!  I’m interested in one in Massachusetts.  Metro Boston and/or Southeastern MA.  I could assist in starting one as I have 2 kids under 3 years old.  But I promise to help the best I can 😉 my fingers ache from typing so much online and could benefit from a person to person/group support.  Thank You!

    • Peg

      Hi Tara – 

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply.  I live in Franklin and am also interested in a group.  My email is peg965@comcast.net if you want to get in touch.  

      Peg  =]

    • Mia

      I live on the south shore. Has one started yet?? My mom passed away last week and I have to clean out her apartment and storage unit. It’s awful!!!

  • Would love to start a group in Richmond, Virginia or the central VA area. Please contact me if you’d like to help! Email me at elaira_sedda86@yahoo.com with the subject line something to do with hoarding so I know it’s not spam.

  • Reynoldsalix

    I am interested in a support group in the Greater Cincinnati area. Anybody else?

    • Cincy

      Whoops – 4 years late on this – but also Cincy and also interested.

  • Please, please UK, catch up, us COH’s need to support each other. Thank you COH Website

    • Hi Karen. Where in the UK are you? A group of us (about 7 or 8) have been meeting up every few months and it’s been so useful to meet other COH in the flesh. Do let me know if you’re interested – we should be having another meeting soon! Rose

  • Mike Jones

    Kansas City: I am a son of a hoarder and am very interested in starting this support group with you. I am 24 and have lived in Kansas City about a year now. Let me know how you would like to proceed.

  • MH

    Are there any groups or anyone interested in a group in the greater Washington DC/MD/VA area?

  • ZFedUp

    Anybody in the CLT area? please help all this crap is getting in my way!

  • Laurie

    A group will be starting in Salem, MA in late January. Contact me for details lauriegrantlicsw@gmail.com

  • Mike

    Any interest in starting a group in the Boston area?

  • Brenda Boyle

    I would like to start a support group in the Southern California area.

  • Brenda Boyle

    I am pursuing starting a group for Adult Children of Hoarders in the San Bernardino/Riverside/Rancho Cucamonga area of Palm Springs…..will let you know start date, times, place etc. when it gets started.

  • If you are in the Atlanta, GA area, I currently run a group to treat hoarding and a group for the family and friends of those hoarding at The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute. You can call 770-980-9229 to set up an Intake appointment. We have interns that can run low fee or free groups for COH as well. I’m currently looking to expand my groups via Skype or WebEx so that those in rural and non-metro areas can find support and hope.

  • numberonelabrat

    I could really use a group in the Northwest Chicagoland area. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

    • Karl Otto

      I’m based in Chicago and would love to start up a group for people in the area. Let me know if you’re interested in meeting up to discuss this.

      • AF

        I’m in Chicago, and also would like to find/organize a support group. My email is amfabiano@yahoo.com. If anyone in the Chicagoland area is interested, please email me, and hopefully we can put something together. Thanks!

  • Carly

    I would love to start a support group in Columbus, Ohio. Anyone from there visit this website?

  • Lena

    I have been trying to join the online group, but keep getting an error message. Has anyone else been having problems with this?

  • Dawn S-L

    Hello! I’m in NYC and would love to join or start up a COH group. I saw above that Joan Ferrin is also interested but the link to get in touch doesn’t work. Please respond to this/email me at dvmsl2013@yahoo.com if you’re also in NYC and want to get this going. Thank you! – Dawn

  • Scruffy

    I would love to find out if there is a group in Nebraska. I would love to be a part of one if people are looking to start one.

  • Tamarah Avila

    I see nothing here for SF Valley CA. Skype group?

  • Emma

    I would like to find out when the next UK support group is being planned for and if the group leaders could get in contact with me as I am keen to establish one in the North West England

  • amie_crane@yahoo.com

    I am in the KC area and would like to join justinlillich in a support group…amiecrane (daughter of a hoarder)

    • Exhausted

      Did anything get started?

  • Onelumportwo

    United Kingdom COH groups, where & when?

  • Jamie Kanter

    Hello! Looking for Tampa Bay area (Florida) support … does anything exist?

  • Virginia27

    Pleasw respond if there are any groups in the Northern Virginia area (DMV) thank you