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.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every year, Catalyst and a number of our Butte County partners team up to hand make over 3,000 purple awareness ribbons for community members. Ribbons can be found at businesses, social service agencies, and organizations across Butte County. Please wear your purple ribbon to honor both victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. To learn about the awareness events happening in Butte County, click here.
Intimate partner violence is prevalent across communities throughout Butte County and the United States. Individuals can be caught in the cycle of violence regardless of age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation/identity, ethnicity, or education level. It is Catalyst’s mission to prevent intimate partner violence by shedding light on the dynamics of abusive relationships and to provide tools to help build and maintain healthy relationships.
- Nearly one in three women and one in four men will experience physical abuse in an intimate relationship at some point in their lifetime.
- On a typical day, over 20,000 crisis calls are made to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
- Teen dating violence is a significant public health problem that should be addressed through early detection, prevention, and intervention. Researchers recommend integrating information on healthy relationships in health and sex education programs.
- More than three million children witness domestic violence in their homes annually.
Together, we can end domestic violence once and for all. This October, help Catalyst turn the Golden State purple!