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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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.


"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to prevent intimate partner violence, it is important to educate and bring awareness to the issue through trainings, presentations, group discussions, and community events. All trainings and presentations are FREE! If you would like to learn more about our Community Education program, or would like to submit a presentation request, please visit our Community Education page.

Community Awareness

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each October Catalyst hosts a variety of events to honor victims, highlight resources, and educate the public about the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month became a national campaign in 2010. This last February, we held a “Cell Phone drive” to highlight technology abuse in teen dating relationships.
  • Chico Pride. We are part of the planning team which implements the weekend long event in August that is meant to celebrate the LGTBQ+ community, offer education, and create a safer place for everyone to have healthy relationships.

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Year-round programs

  • Trainings and presentations for community service providers, adult groups, and college classes.
  • Interactive high-school relationships curriculum entitled, “Jealousy Aint Love” which is a two day presentation that discusses abusive relationship behaviors and how to strive for healthy relationships.
  • For grades K-2nd grades, we offer the "Hands Are Not for Hitting curriculum which includes a classroom art project.
  • Weekly groups with students in Butte County Juvenile Hall.


LGTBQ+Services Outreach

  • Ongoing groups with high school Gay/Straight Alliances. Address relationship topics, feeling safe at school, and identify support systems.
  • Trainings to youth-serving agencies that address the dynamics of abuse in LGBTQ+ relationships, as well as the unique barriers that these communities face when seeking out supportive services.
  • Workshops with youth: Providing youth with a space to express themselves, their desires and needs in relationships, and the things they want to give to their romantic partners. These workshops focus on creating healthy relationships with ourselves, and thus building healthy relationships with others.

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For presentations call 343-7711 and you will be directed to Alex, Alyssa, or Melody.