Hoarding affects more people each year. Individuals who hoard tend to be depressed and isolate themselves, not letting anyone know their struggles. Hiring a Professional Organizer can cost several hundred dollars per hour, which is unaffordable for low-income individuals. It is also important to have a therapist with whom the hoarder can discuss his or her struggles during the cleaning and organizing process.
The purpose of this project was to write a grant to fund a program that would provide weekly organizational and therapeutic support to low-income hoarders. The goals are to decrease hoarding behaviors, depression, increase social interaction and teach new skills among people who hoard.
The selected funding source was the Archstone Foundation. The actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement for this project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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