Independence House is the only comprehensive community-based organization on Cape Cod providing free and confidential specialized services and widespread programs for children (ages 6+), teens, adults and the later-in-life community who are survivors of, or impacted by domestic or sexual violence.  All Independence House staff meet the statutory requirements of The Massachusetts General Laws (MGL Chapter 233, Sections 20J and 20K).

Welcome to Independence House, Inc., Cape Cod’s leading resource, counseling and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

For over 38 years, Independence House, Inc. has been sharing knowledge and skills with survivors in order for them to regain self-confidence, make informed decisions new1and initiate changes in their lives in order to live empowered, independently, and free from violence.

Independence House has been a consistent and continuous leader in increasing safety options for adult and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence; increasing knowledge and awareness about domestic and sexual violence prevention;  elevating and improving Cape Cod’s response to domestic and sexual violence; and actively engaging with the community to end domestic and sexual violence.

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From the shore to the mountains, Solstice makes beauty happen

Thank you for making Independence House part of your most memorable moments at Solstice Day Spa! Best wishes for continued success. We appreciate everyone at Solstice who make people feel good and ... See more

HYANNIS — With a prime location on Main Street, Solstice Day Spa gets its fair share of summer walk-ins by tourists who are looking for a

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IN THE SEASON OF GIVING THANKS……….An Independence House client once said, “The support and guidance with my situation was beyond any expectation I had. I now have housing, legal help, and ... See more

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4 days ago
Transgender Day of Remembrance Event

Please join us tonight at 5:30pm at the Harwich Community Center as we remember and honor victims of anti-trans hatred and violence during this Transgender Day of Remembrance event, now observed in ... See more

A sponsorship collaboration between Eastern Bank, Fenway Health, PFLAG of Cape Cod, Independence House, Cape Cod’s Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the First Parish ... See more

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5 days ago

Independence House is still accepting donations from the community to help with holiday meals for clients of Independence House who have economic restrictions and would not be able to afford a ... See more

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6 days ago
Jane Doe Inc.

A great TED by Jackson Katz, author of the Mentors in Violence curriculum that Independence House facilitates to 10 high schools across Cape Cod. Check it out!

On lunch break? Watch this great TED talk by Jackson Katz, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue”: http://ow.ly/TedG30gy5HR. Comment your thoughts! #ReimagineManhood

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Independence House is so honored to be a long standing beneficiary of the Cape Cod British Car Club’s annual Freezin’ Fun Run. For many years the club members have come out rain or shine to help ... See more

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In a show of Christian unity, 500 prayer shawls were hand made my members of 18 Cape Cod Churches as part of their commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Independence House was ... See more

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16th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

We are very excited to share the 16th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village hosted by the Cape Codder Resort & Spa. From Dec 1-23, please visit this wonderland. Independence House is the beneficiary of ... See more

Be dazzled by thousands of lights, a Santa's Village, topiary annimals and more at the 16th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa from 12/1/17 thru 1/1/18! Santa will ... See more

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We are at the Alternative Gift Fair today and tomorrow. Please come by and say hello and purchase a gift from Independence House
for a friend or loved one for this holiday season.

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Teddy Bear Breakfast- RESERVE NOW!

Don't miss the third annual Teddy Bear Breakfast sponsored by Clancy's Restaurant for Independence House. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, receive a plush new teddy bear and a personal photo with ... See more

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