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).

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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Please join Independence House and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office today at 1pm at the Sandwich Council on Aging, 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd. as we meet with the senior community ... See more

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We are excited to share the artwork of Janine Rouse, whose exhibit pieces are for sale this entire month of April with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Independence House. Jeanine a survivor, has been ... See more

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Events

Our week begins today with a series of press events during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The public is invited to join us at 5pm today in Hyannis as we speak with the Brazilian community. ... See more

Each year, the Office for Victims’ of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year, on Cape Cod,

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Events

Our week begins today with a series of press events during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The public is invited to join us at 5pm today in Hyannis as we speak with the Brazilian community. ... See more

Each year, the Office for Victims’ of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year, on Cape Cod,

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'We Are The Change' David Girardin

For Immediate Release: A musically talented high school student combined his skills at song writing, singing and playing multiple instruments to compose and produce a heart-felt music video ... See more

A musically talented high school student combined his skills at song writing, singing and playing multiple instruments to compose and produce a heart-felt mu...

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2017 NCVRW Theme Video: Strength. Resilience. Justice. (Clip)

Join us next week on Monday, April 3 at 5pm at CACCI at 372 North Street in Hyannis as we talk with the Brazilian community about #strength #resilience and #justice during National Crime Victims' ... See more

This 1:30 minute clip of the Theme Video highlights how communities can promote resilience and justice by working together to strengthen all victims of crime...

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PSA Victim Rights NRHS 4-6-2017

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 2-8. Independence House and the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office will be holding a series of events throughout the Cape. Check out the ... See more

This is "PSA Victim Rights NRHS 4-6-2017" by Lower Cape TV on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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THANK YOU Solstice Day Spa! The talented and caring team at SOLSTICE DAY SPA have been active and influential contributors in making a difference to help survivors of domestic and sexual violence in ... See more

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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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