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The Cape Cod Center for Women in Massachusetts is the only 24-hour, 7-day-a-week confidential domestic violence emergency shelter and sexual assault hotline serving Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Center is dedicated to providing quality programs and services to individuals and families escaping violence or abuse. Our compassionate community of staff, volunteers and supporters assist primarily battered women and their children in leaving violent environments and transitioning to independent living, fully connected to a network of community support and with a lifelong safety plan.
Since its founding in 2000, the Center has provided sanctuary for more than 500 families and hotline services for approximately 10,000 callers, thanks, in part, to private donors and community support. We measure our success one family at a time. We work with individuals and families for at least one year after they leave our program, and in that period 80 percent have remained violence-free.
We work around-the-clock because domestic violence never takes a day off. If you need help, please contact us. If you want to help, please join us.
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From the Cape and Islands NPR® Station
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and pregnant women are 60% more likely to experience physical abuse than non-pregnant women. Mary Starr- Director of Cape Cod Center for Women, Beth Homand, Nurse Practitioner at Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Carmen Espinoza, Falmouth Police Department Domestic Violence Advocate discuss the prevalence of Domestic Violence on Cape Cod and the islands and area resources to help victims.