Hoarding Conference

As the official host of the Hoarding Task Force of Greater Dallas, MHA Dallas educates and supports professionals and others in the area of hoarding-related disorders. The group develops and maintains support groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and organizes public education programs about hoarding, interventions, service agency information and training. Membership on the Task Force is open to anyone interested in becoming involved.

The Task Force’s flagship event is the Hoarding Conference, an annual program that brings together Texans as well as individuals from nearby states. Participants include professional care managers, organizers, caseworkers, clean-up companies and others who are sensitive to persons with hoarding behaviors.

While there are many programs geared toward professionals, the event is not only for that audience. Family members and others involved with those who exhibit hoarding behavior find value in these annual events, as the conferences inform attendees about how to compassionately help someone in a hoarding situation.

Dallas Area Resource List: August 2018


Friday, June 8, 2018

8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

8th Annual Southwest Conference on Hoarding presents

“Emergency Response in Hoarding Situations”

Featuring Assistant Fire Chief Tameji Berry (bio), Dallas Fire-Rescue Department,

Fire Prevention & Investigation

Featuring Lieutenant Ryan Pennington, Firefighter/Paramedic,

Expert in Heavy Content Response

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219


Code Enforcement and LPC/SW CEU’s available



For Information, please contact: Sylvia Orozco-Joseph


214-871-2420 x 119





Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Sponsor & Exhibitor Set-Up

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.   Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.   Opening Remarks & Introductions

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.  Overview of Hoarding Behaviors:

(1.0 CEU) Dr. Peggy McMahon, Clinical Psychologist

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  Panel of Community Partners: (1.0 CEU)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.  Hoarding Behaviors from a First Responder’s View:

(1.0 CEU) Assistant Fire Chief Berry

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   Case Studies of Firefighters & Sizing Up Heavy

                                Contents: (1.0 CEU) Lt. Pennington

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.   Fire Attack & Searching: (1.0 CEU) Lt. Pennington

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.   Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.   Overhaul, EMS & Customer Service:

(1.0 CEU) Lt. Pennington

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks & Evaluations


Click Here for Program: 8th Annual Southwest Conference on Hoarding


2018 Sponsors

Dr. Peggy McMahon

Steri – Clean

Bio-One East Dallas

SPCA of Texas

Apartment Association of Greater Dallas

Junk King

Superior HealthPlan

We Buy Hoarder Houses


To learn more about sponsoring the conference, please see this form.


2017  Sponsors

Steri-Clean Dallas
SPCA of Texas
CNC Health Care
Silverado Memory Care
Networth Realty of Dallas/Fort Worth
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
Caring with Grace
Junk King
Service Master/Restore Smart