Independence House, Inc. offers assistance to residents of all 15 towns  on Cape Cod who are survivors, children of survivors, or non-offending family members of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Independence House assistance is accessible at any of our four office locations; in all Cape Cod Probate and District Courts; at Falmouth Police Department; through numerous collaborations, and on the Independence House 24-hour uninterrupted hotline.

Independence House, Inc. Offices

Hyannis Office

(Main Office)  160 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601
Appointments: 508-771-6507
Fax: 508-778-0143
TTY: 508-771-6782
Mon-Thurs 9:00am-7:00pm
Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm
Walk-ins welcome

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Falmouth Office

220 Main St. 2nd fl. Suite 200, Falmouth, MA 02540 (near Falmouth Library) (parking available in rear)
Appointments: 508-771-6507
Mon & Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am-7:00pm
Walk-ins welcome

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Orleans Office

5 Namskaket Rd. Unit 1 (enter on Child’s Homestead) Orleans, MA 02653
Appointments:508-771-6507
Mon & Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am
Tues. & Thurs. 11:00am-7:00pm
Walk-ins welcome

Directions

Provincetown Office

2 Mayflower St. Provincetown, MA 02657
Appointments: 508-771-6507
All sessions in Provincetown are by appointment only

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Independence House, Inc. SAFEPLAN Court Advocates

SAFEPLAN is the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance’s statewide, court-based program that provides specially trained and certified advocates to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are seeking protection from abuse. SAFEPLAN Advocates are employed by local community-based domestic violence and sexual assault programs (Independence House Inc. on Cape Cod) and in 41 district and probate courts across the state. The services they provide to victims are free of charge.

Independence House SAFEPLAN Advocates help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in several ways including personalized safety planning, assistance obtaining 209A restraining orders (also called protective orders) and 258E harassment prevention orders (HPO) from the court; make referrals to local support services; provide information on legal and safety options; and accompany the victim to protective order hearings.


Independence House, Inc. SAFEPLAN Advocates are available and have confidential space in all District and Probate court houses on Cape Cod.  Independence House SAFEPLAN Advocates are available in these locations during normal court business hours:

Falmouth District Court

161 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA 02540

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Barnstable District Court

3195 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630

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Barnstable Probate Court

3195 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630

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Orleans District Court

237 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans, MA 02653

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Police Departments

Independence House domestic violence advocates are available at
Falmouth Police Department:
Mondays,Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8:00am-4:00pm.

750 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540
(774) 255-4527

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