Catalyst Can Help
The mission of Catalyst is to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence through crisis intervention services, community education and the promotion of healthy relationships.
Welcome to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
Catalyst is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of all victims of domestic violence and their children regardless of ethnicity, citizenship, language, religion, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
Catalyst is dedicated to increasing our capacity for serving diverse populations. Over the past three years, we have demonstrated a commitment to providing a welcoming and safe space for all sexual and gender minority groups, including people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, or queer (LGBTQ+). Part of creating that space is to address barriers that LGBTQ+ communities experience when they need support, such as the ways in which homophobia and discrimination can limit access to services. In an effort to reduce those barriers, Catalyst provides culturally competent therapeutic services, legal assistance, social service advocacy, access to safe shelter, and crisis intervention services.
Another one of our goals is providing education to and about LGBTQ+ communities. We offer trainings, presentations, and workshops that serve to educate and engage our community in conversations about the importance of safe spaces, tools for identifying abuse in relationships, healthy relationship skills, and the value of cultural sensitivity.
Additionally, Catalyst is involved in a variety of outreach efforts that focus on connecting with LGBTQ+ communities and communicating our commitment to meeting their needs. We provide LGBTQ+-specific materials at tabling events, such as Thursday Night Market, where all are invited to discuss services, participate in activities, and gather information. We are also partnering with Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico to plan Chico Pride Weekend for the third year in a row. The theme this year, “Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Life’s Colors”, aims to honor the diversity of our LGBTQ+ communities. There are many ways that Catalyst supporters can get involved with the Pride celebration this year -- by volunteering, having a vendor booth, or even sponsoring the event. For more information, visit the Pride website or join us on Facebook.
If you would like more information about services for LGBTQ+ community members experiencing IPV or to request a training, workshop, or presentation about IPV and/or healthy relationships for your group or organization, please call us at 530-343-7789. You can also support us by visiting our LGBTQ+ Program Facebook page.