Buried in Treasures Workshops

The Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County provides Buried in Treasures groups throughout Cuyahoga County (Ohio).

We are currently reviewing options for providing the groups remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buried in Treasures is an action-oriented peer-led treatment group. The facilitated group is highly structured and time-limited, consisting of 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks. Each session focuses on a chapter in the book, Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (Tolin, Frost, & Steketee, 2nd ed. 2013, Oxford University Press). The sessions are facilitated by a nonprofessional who may have (or have had) hoarding disorder or a special interest in it. Activities include discussion of each chapter, exercises from the book dealing with acquisition, discarding, and disorganization, and homework between sessions. Research by Randy Frost and colleagues indicates that up to 73% of participants are much or very much improved by the end of the group.

To be notified when a group forms in your area or when remote groups are available, click here and complete the form.


The Cuyahoga County Hoarding Connection's mission is to provide support and advice, educate, develop best practices, and assist in identifying needed resources for individuals who hoard and those that work with individuals who hoard.