Independence House Emergency Residence Opens Nov. 1st

For victims of domestic and sexual violence

November 1, 2017 marks the official opening of a new emergency domestic and sexual violence residence for Independence House, Inc., Cape Cod’s comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency serving the Cape Cod community for 38 years. The agency was awarded a 10‐year contract by the Department
of Public Health to offer a confidential emergency domestic and sexual violence residence, designed to be a temporary respite for individuals with and without children who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, who need to transition to safety.

Independence House would like to gratefully acknowledge the following community leaders who provided corporate sponsorships to help support this milestone:

  • The Cape and Islands United Way;
  • The Lawrence Lynch Corporation;
  • Cape Cod Aggregates;
  • Robert B. Our Company;
  • Aggregate Industries;
  • The Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation
  • Cape Air / Nantucket Airlines
  • Barbo’s Furniture; and
  • Wayfair

Gratitude is extended to the numerous individual community supporters who took part in the “Shelter Shower”, to help outfit and beautify the space; to the Hyannis Sunrise Rotary Club who provided a significant donation and also pledged to provide welcome baskets for every person on an ongoing basis; and to Linda and Bill Zammer, Bayside Resort, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department for their important sponsorships of the Simply Diamond concert, the first fundraising event for the residence which took place on October 28.

The mission of Independence House is to help all domestic violence and sexual assault victims, survivors and their children by creating opportunities to find safety and become empowered through crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, referral, outreach, prevention, education and inspiring change in our community.

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