Collaborative Projects

Independence House spearheads and participates in multiple collaborative projects in order to serve the comprehensive needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors.

* All Independence House Staff are MGL Chapter 233 Section 20J and 20K qualified and are strategically located to support, engage, and assist survivors no matter where they enter a system.

Falmouth Police Department

Independence House provides onsite domestic and sexual violence advocates and counselors on-site at the Falmouth Police Department.

Duffy Health Center

Independence House domestic and sexual violence advocates and counselors are available to clients of Duffy Health Center.

Health Imperatives

Independence House provides on-site domestic and sexual violence advocates and counselors to Health Imperatives in Hyannis.

Cape Cod High Schools

Independence House Certified Primary Prevention Specialists facilitate a primary prevention curriculum in the following ten Cape Cod High Schools:  Barnstable, Bourne, Cape Cod Regional Technical, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional, Falmouth, Mashpee, Monomoy,  Sandwich, Sturgis East Public Charter, and Sturgis West Public Charter High Schools.

Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition

Independence House is a member of the Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coaltition to advocate and support seniors of all genders, to live independently with dignity, and to live safely without worry of abuse of any kind, accomplishing this through a cross disciplinary collaboration, engaging our community in education and outreach, and making those who abuse accountable.

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

Independence House facilitates on-site sexual assault services for victims of prison rape and victims of domestic and sexual violence at the Barnstable County Jail and  the Barnstable County Corrections Facility.

Falmouth Human Services

Independence House takes part in domestic and sexual violence co-facilitated groups offered at Falmouth Human Service.

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corp.

Independence House facilitates teen domestic and sexual violence groups with Independence House teen counselors for the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps in Hyannis.

Cape Cod Domestic Violence High Risk Task Force

Independence House is a member of the Cape Cod High Risk Task Force in collaboration with the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, and core members of the High Risk Team including Law Enforcement, the Department of Probation, Barnstable House of Corrections and Victim Witness Advocates from the Cape and Island’s District Attorney’s Office.

Community Network of Cape Cod

Independence House is part of The Community Network of Cape Cod, a collaborative forum for people and organizations to learn, share, and develop ideas to enhance the visibility and quality of programs and services for the well-being of children, youth and families.

Town of Yarmouth Board of Health

Independence House offers Abuse in Later Life services in collaboration with the Yarmouth Senior Center; and facilitates Primary Prevention Services to high school students in the Yarmouth School District.

Gosnold's Emerson House

Independence House provides on-site domestic and sexual violence counselors for residents of Gosnold’s Emerson House who have been impacted by domestic and sexual violence. 

Clothesline Project

Independence House manages, maintains, and organizes displays of the Clothesline Project which started on Cape Cod in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women, and is a vehicle for survivors affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating tee shirts.

Cape & Islands Regional Domestic violence Council

Independence House provides leadership and facilitation for the CIRDVC, comprised of human service and social justice organizations, prosecution, corrections, probation and law enforcement agencies, attorneys and concerned individuals that meet quarterly for the purposes of networking and professional development regarding the issues that surround domestic violence.

CACCI Safe Harbor

Independence House provides financial empowerment workshops; and on-site  domestic and sexual violence counseling to Safe Harbor shelter residents.

Provincetown Council on Aging

In collaboration with the Provincetown Council on Aging, Independence House co-facilitates special projects and events related to domestic and sexual violence in Provincetown.

Yarmouth Age-Friendly Community

Independence House is member of the planning committee for Age Friendly Yarmouth, representing accessibility for everyone to feel safe in their homes, schools and community, and provides domestic and sexual violence outreach and advocates to victims of later-in-life abuse.

Enough Abuse Campaign

Established on Cape Cod in 2012 by Independence House in partnership with the Community Network of Cape Cod to organize, facilitate and plan the Enough Abuse Campaign in this region. Other members of the planning committee are represented by MASS Mentors, local schools, Cape Cod Children’s Place, and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, as well as community members. The Campaign provides adults and communities with knowledge and skills needed to help end the silent epidemic of child sexual abuse.

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