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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.

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10th Annual Evening With Catalyst
May 8th, 2015
The Palms, Chico

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.

Collaborations & Partnerships

The effects of intimate partner violence are numerous and wide reaching. Catalyst recognizes that we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our many collaborators and partners.

At the beginning of 2014, Catalyst formed a partnership with Butte County Children’s Services Division designed to support families in their system who are experiencing domestic violence and to educate CSD workers about the dynamics of abuse.

Catalyst also works closely with law enforcement allies to ensure that victims of intimate partner violence get connected with an advocate as soon as possible after a violent incident. Research suggests that 80% of battered women thought the combined responses of police, courts, crisis intervention programs and safe shelter was effective in ending the cycle of abuse (Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, 1995).

The Stonewall Alliance of Chico has been an important partner of Catalyst’s for many years, particularly in regards to community outreach and education. In the past, we have collaborated on Chico Pride Weekend, Trans* Awareness Week, Harvey Milk Day, and the Trans Day of Remembrance. To contact Stonewall or learn more about their organization and programs, visit www.stonewallchico.org .

SPOTLIGHT: Youth Empowered 2015

Youth Empowerment 2015

Last year, Catalyst hosted the first Youth Empowered Conference, a FREE one-day event for teens, ages 13-18. Over 70 youth attended the event, which focused on building youth capacity to be leaders in their personal, professional, and community lives. We held interactive workshops, hosted a BBQ lunch, gave out prizes throughout the day, had a wonderful keynote address, and best of all, had fun! We are in the process of planning Youth Empowered 2015, and this year’s event will be even bigger and better than the last. The mission of Youth Empowered (YE) is to create a welcoming network of youth who recognize their collective voice and inspire positive change in their communities and lives through the development of social connections, well-being, and leadership skills.

YE 2015 will be held on April 17, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:30pm on the CSU, Chico campus. Registration is open now until the day of the event, and all youth between the ages of 13 and 18 are welcome. This year’s event will include free registration, prizes, BBQ lunch, an event t-shirt, workshops, speakers, activities, and more.You can register by clicking here, or visit The Youth Empowered for more information. We are also looking for workshop proposal submissions relating to our mission. Please consider submitting a workshop proposal here.

We are excited to continue promoting healthy relationships in our community through our youth development efforts!