Feb 13 2017
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Identifying and Treating Hoarding

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Laura Lokers, is specially training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has extensive experience in identifying and treating hoarding disorders. Part 1: Identifying and Defining Hoarding Part 2: Treating Hoarding Disorder Part 3: Challenges in Treating Hoarding Behavior Click to Watch Full Video Part 1: Identifying Hoarding Behavior There are three …[Read More]

Dec 15 2016
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Bundle Up Kalamazoo 2016 Donation Update

The Bundle Up Kalamazoo Drive was a Success Being one of drop-off locations for this Bundle Up Kalamazoo Drive, we were so excited to see all the donations. Kalamazoo Rotaract collected around two thousand hats, mittens, and coats during the month of November at various drop-off locations around Kalamazoo. Where are the Donations Going? All …[Read More]

Jul 01 2016
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Can the APS Take my Hoarded Home?

The Kalamazoo Hoarding Task Force (KHTF) gathered together to answer questions directly from the community. At this event, KHTF representatives and Matt Paxton,extreme cleaning specialist from the TV show “Hoarders”, sat on stage as a panel and answered some of these complicated hoarding questions. The KHTF and Matt Paxton answer community questions about hoarding. Call …[Read More]

Jun 13 2016

Tom and Cindy Hit Milestone

Core Values ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo has been serving the greater Kalamazoo area since 1953. In 1981, Tom and Cindy Little saw an opportunity to help serve their neighbors and help their community. The principles of ServiceMaster have been implemented since day one, and those are (1) to help people develop (2) to excel with customers …[Read More]

Apr 22 2016
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Public Hoarding Event with Matt Paxton

Back by Popular Demand: Matt Paxton Visiting Kalamazoo —Event Passed— Watch video below for highlights of Matt Paxton’s seminar —Sign up to receive emails about future events by subscribing to our blog below.— Attend a CE ClassWhen: June 7, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Cost: Free How Do I Sign Up? Please click here to …[Read More]

Jan 13 2016
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Battle Creek Merges with Kalamazoo

Battle Creek Merges with Kalamazoo The owners, Mike and JoAnn Anthony, of ServiceMaster of Battle Creek recently decided to merge with the location here in Kalamazoo. The owners were looking forward to retirement, and they knew their customers would still be in great hands. ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo’s disaster restoration department has worked with the Battle …[Read More]

Aug 24 2015
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Stuff the Bus Event Raised $7,000 and Doubled in School Supply Donations

Watch and See the Bus Stuffed Full of Supplies Free School Supplies for Kids Hiemstra Optical’s “Stuff the Bus” event raised over $7,000 in cash for back to school supplies and doubled their amount of donated supplies from last year. Now that’s what we call a successful fundraiser. The supplies are delivered to the schools …[Read More]

Jan 28 2015
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Hoarding Updates in Kalamazoo

TV celebrity, Matt Paxton, captured the attention of Kalamazoo in December 2014 while talking with people about hoarding. During the interviews, seminars, and his book signing at Barnes and Nobles, he was an inspiration to everyone. He came to teach and connect the people dealing with hoarding issues and the people trying to help them. …[Read More]