FALMOUTH – Independence House recently moved into a new home in Falmouth.
The organization offers services and programs for those affected by domestic or sexual abuse.
The new location at 220 Main Street provides more space than the previous office which had just one room.
“We needed to expand our location because our volume has increased a lot in Falmouth,” said Donna Giberti, a spokesperson for Independence House. “We have a nice second floor suite with many counseling rooms and a big conference room space that we hope to hold groups in as well.”
The Falmouth office serves residents in the Upper Cape including the towns of Bourne, Sandwich and Mashpee.
“A lot of people don’t realize the number of services in Falmouth,” Giberti said.
A safe plan team is at the Falmouth District Courthouse to help provide assistance with restraining and harassment orders. Independence House provides assistance in all of the district and probate courts on Cape Cod.
“We also do a lot of onsite collaborations with Falmouth Human Services,” Giberti said. “We are starting to do some groups at some private agencies as well in the Falmouth area.”
Independence House also provides medical and police accompaniment where staff and advocates meet victims of rape at both Falmouth and Cape Cod Hospitals and at all 15 police departments.
The organization has three other locations on the Cape including Provincetown, Orleans and a main office in Hyannis.
Independence House offices assist more than 5,000 individuals every year.
By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter