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.
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 2014 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.
In addition, Chico Bag Company made a very generous donation of 250 personal use bags for individuals staying in Butte County homeless shelters. Recent studies suggest that there is a strong correlation between intimate partner abuse and homelessness, with over 63% of homeless women experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship at some point in their lives. With the help of Chico Bag Company, Catalyst was able to distribute personal hygiene kits filled with toiletries and domestic violence resources to local homeless shelters.
Butte County EMS also showed their support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month by putting magnetic purple awareness ribbons on the back of each of their emergency response vehicles.
Catalyst is lucky to be a part of a community like Butte County and we’re incredibly grateful for the thousands of social service agencies, workers, and supporters who continue to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence.