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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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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.


Here at Catalyst, we believe in the importance of expressing our sincere thanks to the many members of the community who help make our organization great. Catalyst wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of so many amazing people and organizations, and we’re incredibly grateful for each and every one.

October 2015 was a very exciting month here at Catalyst, and we’d like to convey our gratitude to the many people who made it so wonderful. During the month of October, UnitedHealthcare and the Chico Chamber of Commerce organized their 5th annual food drive to support Catalyst’s safe housing program. Over 4000 pounds of food had been collected by the end of the drive.

5th Annual Food Drive for the Safe Housing Program

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a lot of work and we couldn't do it without our outstanding community partners. Major props go out to Stonewall Alliance Chico, AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, Rape Crisis Intervention, The Community Legal Information Center, Northern Valley Catholic Social Service’s Promotores program, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Butte County, and Catalyst volunteers.

We'd also like to thank the restaurants who very graciously hosted our Place at the Table events: T.Bar in Chico, Cornucopia in Oroville, and Burritos El Caporal in Paradise.

Last but not least, we'd like to thank the artists and musicians who participated in our first ever "Love Is" Acoustic Showcase. The event was a huge success and we hope to do it again next year! Thanks to musicians Johnson & Miller, Deedee Vest, Alex Brown, Bawl 'n' Chain, Glisel, Niki RIchards aka Blue. Artist Sarena Kirk created some really amazing art for the show so be sure to check out her Facebook page and learn how you can commission Sarena to create custom portraits for you and your loved ones! Finally, the 1078 Gallery was an amazing venue - beautiful space and amazing staff!

Love is Acoustic Showcase

We're so grateful to be a part of such a rich and inspiring community. Please support these wonderful agencies, businesses, and artists anyway you can!