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The Fargo-Moorhead Hoarding Coalition (FMHC)

The Fargo-Moorhead Hoarding Coalition (FMHC) is a collaboration of public and private organizations working to educate ourselves and the community at large about hoarding. We strive to identify available resources, improve the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of all individuals impacted.

Learn more about the Fargo-Moorhead Hoarding Coalition (FMHC).

Understanding Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder is a mental health condition that typically includes problems with acquisition, decision making, organization, and difficulties letting go of possessions.

These tendencies create a cluttered living environment, which makes parts of, or the entire home unusable. Hoarding often escalates after a life transition or significant event. It is a progressive condition that tends to get worse if left untreated.

Who Does Hoarding Impact?
Prevalence rates vary widely, but hoarding disorder is estimated to impact between 3 and 10 million Americans. People struggling with this condition tend to be older, but most reported hoarding since childhood. Hoarding impacts men and woman equally.

Animal Hoarding

Animal hoarding is defined by an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care—often resulting in animal starvation, illness and death.

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Compulsive Hoarding

Hoarding is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.

Learn more about Compulsive Hoarding.