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

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

For over 37 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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Sexual assault discussions strike local chord

"If you grab a person by their private parts, it’s sexual assault. When those around people in power choose not to challenge their sexually privileged attitudes, the perpetrators get even more ... See more

As the executive director of a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, Lysetta Hurge-Putnam avoids taking

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GAME ON! If you are attending the Harlem Globetrotters game Saturday night at Falmouth High School, be sure to stop by and say hello to our Teen and Prevention specialists at the Independence House ... See more

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Parenting to Prevent Substance Use

My Choice Matters: Parenting to Prevent Substance Use Summit is a FREE event for parents, grandparents and anyone who works with children and youth of all ages. The event will feature information ... See more

Local surveys show that most teenagers on Cape Cod do not drink alcohol or use other substances. But there is still work to be done. When it comes to substance use, choice matters – as teens, as ... See more

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Take in this fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct 29 at 7pm and Sunday October 30 at 6pm in Provincetown: Angry Voices/Voices of Anger: A Play about Domestic Violence, presented in the
Marc Jacobs ... See more

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Tomorrow, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to sign House Bill 4364 which was passed by the House and Senate last week. The bill takes a significant burden off of survivors of sexual ... See more

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