Back in October, ACCT (along with Northern Daughters Art Gallery and CSAC) co-sponsored a screening of "Beyond Hoarding" at Vergennes Opera House presented by John Graham Housing and Services and the Hoarding Task Force. In addition to covering the costs of the screening, the event also raised over $100 for the Hoarding Task Force transfer station fees fund. As many as 2,000 people in Addison County are currently struggling with hoarding disorder. 47 people came out to the screening on a Sunday afternoon, a testament to how many lives are touched by this difficult issue. ACCT is working to support events like this and partners with the Hoarding Task Force to try to affect better outcomes for residents who might have a hoarding issue jeopardizing their housing, as hoarding is a leading cause of eviction besides non-payment of rent.
There is help in Addison County, accessible to all, regardless of their financial situation! Reach out to Ellen Repstad; email@example.com; for more information, to make a referral, or if you are interested in joining the taskforce. All are welcome!
Addison Housing Works staff members share news and information about upcoming events.