JFCS's Hoarding Disorder Education and Outreach Program

JFCS respectfully requests funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM Middle Atlantic Region MAR to support the public health education activities of Jewish Family and 86s Service of Greater Philadelphias JFCS Hoarding Support Program, an innovative model of hoarding treatment and intervention. Over the course of the grant period, JFCS will use funds awarded under the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award to launch new educational partnerships, trainings, and public health information sessions targeted to the 125, those living with hoarding disorder, and caregivers who work with 88 struggling with Hoarding Disorder, with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of how to help 88 impacted by hoarding disorder live safe, stable, and productive lives. JFCS will partner with two to three libraries in the Greater Philadelphia Region to offer six, two-hour informational sessions that will touch on the causes of hoarding disorder; signs and risk factors associated with hoarding disorder; the impact of this disorder on individuals, family and caregivers, and the wider community - including its impact on public safety; and resources and referrals on where and how to seek services and support. Through this public education program, JFCS seeks to reach 150 to 200 community members.

Project Details

Organization Name

Jewish Family and 86’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Faith-based organization
Project Lead

Courtney Owen

Start Date
November 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health