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.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 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 provide tools to build healthy relationships.
- Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
- In a single day in 2008, 16,458 children were living in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing facility. Another 6,430 children sought services at a non-residential program.
- 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.
- In a recent survey of men in same sex relationships, the lifetime prevalence of IPV was 39.2% and 22% of men reported physical abuse in the last five years. Men can also be victimized by their heterosexual partners. Research about the health impact of IPV on men in heterosexual and homosexual relationships, as well as the impact of IPV on the LGBT community in general is urgently needed.( www.futureswithoutviolence.org, 2012)