New Perspectives: A Virtual Series on Hoarding - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

New Perspectives: A Virtual Series on Hoarding

Hoarding Disorder & Peer Support: Perspective from Lived Experience

Thursday, October 7, 9:30am-12:30pm

Lee Shuer & Becca Belofsky, Co-Founders of Mutual Support Consulting, LLC, are internationally recognized experts on hoarding disorder (HD) and peer support. Using their personal and professional lived experience as a backdrop, they bring the trials and triumphs of mental health recovery to life. Becca holds a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College and is a Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist. Her areas of expertise include support for family members of people who have HD, emotional development, identity, and social connectedness throughout the lifespan. Lee has been at the forefront of developing and disseminating trauma-informed, person-centered, self-help groups for people with HD since 2010. He collaborated with Dr. Randy Frost to write the facilitator’s guide for The Buried in Treasures (BIT) Workshop, and co-authored WRAP® for Reducing Clutter, with Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland. Lee and Becca adapted The BIT Workshop for online use in 2020. Media coverage of their work includes Scientific American, The Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning. Learn more about their work at

Positive Psychology & Hoarding Disorder

Thursday, November 11, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Danny Torrance is the founder of DLT Decluttering and has been an active member of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force since 2015. He brings over 8 years’ experience working with people with disabilities in non-profit organizations and holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in practices to help people cultivate their strengths, overcome challenges, and live happier and healthier lives.

Moderator: Dara Leinweber, JFCS Hoarding Program Coordinator & Care Manager

Solutions to Hoarding: Four Alternatives to Rapid Clean-Out

Thursday, December 9, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wendy Hanes, CPO, CPO-CD, and Angela Esnouf are veterans of the organizing industry. As well as supporting hundreds of clients with complex needs, their individual businesses have evolved to include innovative revenue streams. Angela trains and mentors up-and-coming professional organizers. Wendy collaborates with related professionals in the demanding field of hoarding. Now they bring their talents together, distilling 30 years of experience and wisdom to form their successful joint venture, Hoarding Home Solutions.

Hoarding Home Solutions is the sole trainer of hoarding-related learning programs to the Victorian Dept of Health. Over the last 18 months, they have developed and delivered 4 distinct learning programs to assist staff working with clients who hoard. This represents over 1200 face-to-face education hours. Their online training provides comprehensive practical support and resources to people working on the front line. In Australia, this training has been embraced by multiple local government areas and outreach agencies, Their Mission is to provide practical, affordable, easily accessible, online training that empowers people to work effectively with confidence and compassion to resolve a hoarding situation.

Moderator: Yasmin Goodman, Organized At Last! & member of the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force

Other Information

Zoom (link provided after registration)

$30 per webinar (3 CEUs per presentation available pending approval)

For more information, contact Courtney Owen, LCSW, at or 267.838.1462.

JFCS, CBH or DBHIDS staff, please click here to register


Thursday, October 7, 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: $30.00
Thursday, November 11, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Price: $30.00
Thursday, December 9, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $30.00
Only if registering more than one additional person(s).
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