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.

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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.

It is time again for the annual Annie B’s Community Drive!

North Valley Community Foundation’s annual giving project, Annie B’s, has begun its final year raising funds for hundreds of nonprofits that will take part. Catalyst will receive 100% of the money donated to Catalyst through the Annie B’s drive as well as percentage of total monies raised.

Donate to Catalyst through Annie B’s now until September 30th and your dollar will go further!

Donate to Catalyst now!

Children's Program

The goal of Catalyst's Children's Program is to provide therapeutic, recreational, and educational activities to support children and youth of all ages at HAVEN. We strive to model healthy relationships and to help strengthen the relationships of the family members we serve.

Children and youth entering HAVEN with their mothers have been affected by intimate partner violence and sometimes abuse.  Our primary goal at Catalyst is to help them feel safe while they adjust to the challenges of living in a shelter.  More often than not, every single thing about their lives has been upended -- moving to a new area, new schools, changing or entering daycare, and the loss of their previous home environment. Our team of staff and volunteers are trained to help kids along their path toward recovery from the trauma they’ve experienced, through play, friendship, counseling, and outside therapeutic resources.

We help moms get their children securely established in school, after-school programs, daycare, summer camps, and community classes. We also provide many activities right here at HAVEN for kids of all ages.   A few activities we regularly enjoy include music, art, puzzles, books, games, movies, playing outside, riding bikes, playing basketball, running through the sprinklers, and just about anything kids anywhere enjoy doing!   Holidays are always fun, with decorating, gift giving, special snacks, meals and desserts that bring everyone together.  

One activity that always captivates kids and adults at HAVEN is filling our butterfly habitat with caterpillars. We then watch them turn into chrysalides that hatch into butterflies. The butterflies are then released into the HAVEN garden, where the kids have sprouted, planted, and cared for special flowers for the butterflies to enjoy.

It's a joy and an honor to see the children go through their own metamorphosis while growing more comfortable and secure here at HAVEN.