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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Statement by Executive Director Lysetta Hurge-Putnam about the @DomesticViolence #Homicide on Cape Cod February 28. t.co/u0yNPPUbOI

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Following White Ribbon Day, men on Cape Cod are joining together to continue the work in making a difference and being part of the solution in ending violence against women. Tonight, some of the men ... See more

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Our Executive Director, Lysetta Hurge Putnam, along with Independence House staff and volunteers spent the day in Boston during Jane Doe Inc. Advocacy Day.

Some of the Independence House team traveled to Boston today to participate in Advocacy Day! Jane Doe Inc. #IHTeens #JDI2017

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We are here at the Rotary Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show at Barnstable High School all day. Come on by to see us!

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Independence House Presents National Crime Victims’ Week on Cape Cod

HYANNIS – Independence House is partnering with the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office to bring a series of press conference style events to four locations on Cape Cod. The proj…

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Independence House offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to the storm forecast. Our 24-hour hotline (800-439-6507) remains available for anyone in need of assistance for domestic or ... See more

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Provincetown Year-Rounders' Festival

Stop by the festival from 11-4 on Saturday and chat with folks from the following non-profit organizations:
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown
Helping Our Women
Carrie A Seaman ... See more

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Independence House Conducting “Listening Project”

Participation in the Listening Project does not require you to be a client, former client, or have a relationship with Independence House. If you are interested in assisting us with an individual ... See more

HYANNIS – Independence House is conducting a “listening project” and wants the public’s thoughts on how the Cape Cod community can play a role in helping to prevent domestic and sexual v…

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Provincetown Community Television

PTV Public Access Director Heather Reed recently taught a production class for a group from Independence House, Inc. Hyannis, MA. We are excited to work with such an important Cape Cod organization.

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Local Leaders Make Pledge To End Violence Against Women

YARMOUTH – The stabbing of a Cotuit woman earlier this week was on the minds of local leaders Thursday in Yarmouth while discussing the issue of domestic violence for White Ribbon Day. The ca…

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