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
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!
*Photo Credit: The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence