After losing a cousin on 9/11, Dawn's hoarding spiraled out of control, filling much of the house and part of the yard. The city will impose fines of $1000/day if she doesn't clean up. And her husband, worried what Child Protective Services would do if they knew the full extent of the hoard, has threatened to take their two teenage daughters and leave.
Linda's hoard is so bad that her diabetic husband is unable to maneuver through the home by himself. On most days, while she is at work, he is confined to an upstairs bedroom with little access to food and water. If Linda does not address her hoarding now their daughter will have her father removed by Adult Protective Services and cut off all contact with her mother.