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.
If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship, Catalyst can help. Our advocates are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in the event of a crisis.
In addition to direct services and outreach, Catalyst is also able to provide referrals to other resources, organizations, and agencies.
1 in 3 people will experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. Catalyst is here to support all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, social status, country of origin, age, religion, or ethnicity.
We have many volunteer opportunities for community members who are interested in donating their time to work in Catalyst’s programs.Learn More
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 was a very exciting month 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 7th annual food drive to support HAVEN, our safe housing program. They collected over 3,000 pounds of food for the residents of our safe housing program.
Planning events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a lot of work and we couldn't do it without our outstanding community partners. We are so thankful for the help of the AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, The Community Legal Information Center, the 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, which honored the memory of those whose lives were lost as a result of intimate partner violence: Woodstock's Pizza Chico in Chico, and Cornucopia in Oroville.
We are so grateful for the Allstate Foundation, local agents Sonia Aery, Arun Aery, Kevin Baker, Heather Short, and Linda Dahlmeier, and their clients for a very generous donation this October! Over the past month, local Allstate clients generously donated kitchen supplies & self care items so the residents at our shelter have a little easier time getting back on their feet. In addition, the Allstate Foundation is donating $10,000 to help with the renovation of the living room at the HAVEN shelter.
Last but not least, we'd like to thank the musicians who participated in our Second Annual "Love Is" Acoustic Showcase. Thanks to musicians Kasey Reddick, LTTL BRTHR, Katelin Crowell, Erin Haley, Alli Battaglia, Daniel Hernandez, The Alpine Trio, High Minds Café, Natalie Kovach, The Scofields, and Axon. Finally, thank you Madison Bear Garden for the use of their amazing space!
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!