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The Conversation Starts Here

Our organizations, the sexual and domestic violence agencies and children’s advocacy center, collaborate to support Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. We know that sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual exploitation impacts people of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomics. 

We believe we can create communities where everyone lives free from abuse, has a voice that is heard, and can enjoy healthy, safe, and empowered lives. 

If you are a victim of abuse and don’t know where to turn, there is community support available. You are not alone.  

If you would like to learn more about free and confidential services available to our communities, or provide information to someone who may need support we are here to answer questions and offer help: 

Independence House  

24-hour Hotline: 508.771.6507 

Independence House provides free and confidential specialized services and widespread programs for children (ages 5+), teens, adults and the later-in-life community who are survivors of or impacted by domestic or sexual violence on Cape Cod.  

CONNECT to End Violence

(A Program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services)

24-hour Hotline: 508.696.7233  

A dual domestic violence program and rape crisis center, on Martha’s Vineyard which provides free and confidential services, including counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention and advocacy, to individuals and their supports who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.

A Safe Place Nantucket 

24-hour Hotline: 508.228.2111 

A Safe Place Nantucket provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as crisis intervention, safety planning, and supportive counseling.  

Children’s Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center  


Children’s Cove serves the Cape & Islands and provides a multidisciplinary response to child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, witness to domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.

If you are in immediate danger, please call  by phone911