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Center for Understanding Collecting Behaviors

The Center for Understanding Collecting Behaviors (formerly ICHC, the Institute for Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering) is a local, national, and international thought leader which maintains the centrality of peer perspective in seeking to understand Collecting Behaviors.We offer a comprehensive range of supports that foster community for those personally and professionally dealing with collecting challenges.
  • Information & Referral
  • Peer Response Team
  • Weekly Drop-in Peer-led Support Group
  • Community trainings and presentations
  • Therapist and peer-led 16-week CBT Treatment Group
  • Family and Friends Support Group
  • San Francisco Task Force on Hoarding
Center for Understanding Collecting Behaviors is a program of Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Service Area:

CA - Alameda County

CA - Contra Costa County

CA - Marin County

CA - Napa County

CA - San Francisco County

CA - San Mateo County

CA - Santa Clara County

CA - Solano County

CA - Sonoma County

Contact Information

Main Address:

870 Market Street

Suite 928

San Francisco CA 94102

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Closed on all weekends & major holidays.

Agency Location Information


On the corner of Powell and Market streets adjacent to the cable car turnaround. Parking: The closest parking garage to MHASF is the Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage located at 123 O'Farrell. Exit the garage on Ellis Street and enter the back door of the Flood Building at 71 Ellis.

Bus Service:

5/5R Fulton - Market and Powell
31 Balboa - Market and Powell

Other Public Transit:

BART - Powell Street
MUNI Metro - J/K/L/N - Powell Street

Disabilities Access:

Elevators, accessible restrooms available in building (not on floor).

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