The Agency

Independence House is dedicated to providing free and confidential assistance to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.

Independence House, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization established in 1979 to serve the needs of survivors of domestic violence and their children.  In 1981 Independence House increased victim services with a rape crisis center, providing crisis intervention and specialized assistance to serve victims of sexual assault ages 12 and up.

Each program is staffed by trained full-time and part-time counselors that meet the statutory requirements of The Massachusetts General Laws, MGL Chapter 233, Sections 20J and 20K, and are available to assist survivors in accessing community resources and provide support.

For more information, please visit the following links to individually explore each of Independence House’s specialized programs and services :

Domestic Violence
Rape Crisis
Children Who Witness Violence
Safe & Sound
Safe Home
Housing Stabilization
Abuse in Later Life
Homicide Survivors

Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships