This component of our website is a collaboration between the Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University and Linda Merrifield, RN, MPH, who created, under Peninsula Community Services, Inc, the popular website Hoarders.org. and managed it as a volunteer.  Hoarders.org is merging with the Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University in order to provide high quality and up-to-date data and information to the individuals that suffer from Hoarding Disorder and their families.

Our goal is to provide a selection of educational resources designed to educate and assist the public, families, professionals, and individuals suffering from problems related to Hoarding Disorder. Our objective is to improve health, reduce safety, hazards, and provide relief for those individuals impacted by this disorder.

Information and Support

Organizing and Discarding

Professional Assistance

Rodriguez Lab Resources


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