Interview with Hoarding Specialists of Kalamazoo
What is one important/interesting thing you learned
from the classes?
“Hoarding is recognized by the ADAA as mental
“The most important thing we took away from the classes
was learning how hoarders think and what it takes to
convince them to listen and trust you, so that you can work
with them to help them.”-Thad
Will the trained technicians train our crew?
“We will be teaching our other team members the
principles and practices we learned. They will be valuable
for all of our projects, not just hoarding
“We will be teaching everyone on our crew how to work
with hoarders and help them to remove clutter and clean
How do you feel your new knowledge and skills will
benefit our community?
“We will be able to offer a compassionate and
professional service to challenging hoarding situations. We
will be a resource for family members and community
organizations dealing with hoarding.”-Mike
“Helping others to understand hoarding can be a big
help to other organizations and family members when dealing
with a hoarder. If those that interact with hoarders had a
better understanding, it would make those interactions go a