BIT Peer-Support & Related Groups

The Chicagoland Hoarding Task Force is busy helping local partners set up and run Buried in Treasures Workshops (BIT) Peer-Support and Related Groups, which are facilitated and action-oriented self-help groups for individuals with clutter and hoarding difficulties. Research has started growing that shows BIT groups are a promising new method for helping people who struggle with saving and difficulty discarding stuff.

Learn more about this exciting and emerging new approach: BIT Workshop

Chicagoland BIT groups have already started or will be starting soon. Below is a list as of 9/15/2018:

City: Deerfield

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Contact: Julieanne Pojas


Phone: 847-559-0001 Ext 79

City: Chicago-Lakeview

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Contact: Zinal Patel


Phone: 312-971-7490

City: Glenview

Day: Wednesdays, June 5, 2019-July 31, 2019

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Contact: Kathleen Crombie or Yuzu Sasaki Byrne

Email: or

Phone: 510-390-8187 or 847-271-0570

City: Oak Brook

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Contact: Ashley Butterfield


Phone: 630-522-3124

City: Elgin

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Contact: Dori



City: North Naperville

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Contact: Jill Stevens


Phone: 618-713-5672

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City: IIT Mies Campus, Chicago-South (Bronzeville)

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Contact: Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Psychology, REBL (


Phone: 312-567-8877

City: Chicago Loop (180 N. Michigan Ave)

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 12-1:30 pm

Contact: Kathleen Crombie


Phone: 510-390-8187