• The shelter was my beacon of hope in such a dark, confusing time in my life.
  • I finally learned that I am a survivor not a victim any more.
  • My child thrived in a safe and loving environment at the Center.
  • I came out of the shelter a totally different person.
  • I learned how to advocate for myself. I’m not afraid any more to speak up when I disagree with someone.
  • Thanks to your devotion, endless patience and endurance, I am in a much better place today.
  • I learned how to write a resume, prepare for a job interview, and budget my finances.
  • I came out of the shelter loving myself and loving others.
  • I felt immediately at home at the Center. You were there when my water broke and when I had my beautiful baby.
  • I learned better parenting skills.
  • Now I know who I am, how much I am worth, and who to bring into my life.

To address the problem of domestic violence on the Cape and Islands, it takes the whole community.

The Cape Cod Center for Women in Massachusetts is the only 24-hour, 7-day-a-week confidential domestic violence emergency shelter 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.

Recipes for Hope: Natural and Affordable Wellness

A blog written by the Natural Health Program Director at the Cape Cod Center for Women. The blog chronicles the journey to understand true health through deliciously nutritious and affordable recipes and health boosting acitivities in the great outdoors. Health is truly a journey, and one we don't travel along.
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The Point with Mindy Todd: Domestic Violence

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.
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December 4-13, 2014
Hyannis JFK Museum
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Hyannis, MA
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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