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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Cape men take stand against domestic violence

White Ribbon Day observance held in shadow of fatal Cotuit stabbing.

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Men and boys take a stand in opposition to violence against women. #WhiteRibbonDay was commemorated at the Irish Village in Yarmouth on Thursday, March 2. #CapeMediaNews reports:

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Yesterday, students at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School celebrated White Ribbon Day and encouraged their peers to take the pledge in being part of the solution to end violence against women. ... See more

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STATEMENT BY LYSETTA HURGE-PUTNAM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INDEPENDENCE HOUSE, INC.- Feb 28 CAPE COD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDE
We extend our greatest empathy to the family of 35 year old Mary (Molly) ... See more

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Student contest extended & White Ribbon Day Thursday!

BY POPULAR REQUEST AND SCHOOL VACATION SCHEDULES, THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS EXTENDED TO MARCH 16 FOR 'LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD'.

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