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.
At Catalyst we love and value all of our volunteers. Without our volunteers, we could not function as an agency. If you click on the “Volunteer” tab you can learn about all the different programs where our volunteers offer support.
We partner with Chico State University and provide internships to many different majors. The Psychology, Health Education, Social Work, and Sociology departments are just a few that we work with to offer students work experience and in return, our dedicated volunteers provide advocacy and support services to our participants.
Many volunteers are also caring citizens who want to contribute to their community and to support people who are in crisis. Our volunteers come from different educational, age, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.
Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King Jr.
We host volunteer trainings 3 times a year. Click on our “Volunteer” tab to sign up today!
SPOTLIGHT: Youth Empowered 2016
Last year, Catalyst hosted the second annual Youth Empowered Conference, a FREE one-day event for teens, ages 13-18. Over 100 youth attended the event, which focused on building youth capacity to be leaders in their personal, professional, and community lives. We held interactive workshops, had lunch in the rose garden, gave out prizes throughout the day, had a wonderful keynote address, and best of all, had fun! We are in the process of planning Youth Empowered 2016, and this year’s event will be even bigger and better than the last. The mission of Youth Empowered (YE) is to create a welcoming network of youth who recognize their collective voice and inspire positive change in their communities and lives through the development of social connections, well-being, and leadership skills.
YE 2016 will be held on April 21st on the CSU, Chico campus. This year’s event will include free registration, prizes, lunch, an event t-shirt, workshops, speakers, activities, and more. Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for more registration announcements! We are also looking for workshop proposal submissions relating to our mission. Please consider submitting a workshop proposal or nominating someone between the ages of 18-25 to be our keynote speaker.
We are excited to continue promoting healthy relationships in our community through our youth development efforts!