Our Programs

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  • 24-Hour Hotline »

    Catalyst maintains a 24-hour hotline for intervention and referral services. For assistance, please call 1.800-895.8476.

  • Counseling Programs »

    Catalyst's counseling program help victims cope with the long-term effects of trauma associated with the domestic violence they have experienced in their lives. Counseling services are provided by MFTI, MSWI, and/or licensed therapists.

    Individual Counseling One-on-one counseling services for victims and their children are available by appointment in Chico, Oroville and Paradise.

    Group Counseling Facilitated weekly group sessions are provided on a drop-in basis (no appointment necessary) in Chico, Oroville and Paradise.

  • Education and Prevention Programs »

    Catalyst provides training to medical, law enforcement and social service agencies to enhance their knowledge of and skills to work with individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

    Catalyst has a Teen Dating Violence Education and Prevention program, consisting of interactive presentations designed to educate teens about the issues of dating abuse and building healthy relationships.

    Catalyst also provides a “Hands are Not for Hitting” program in grades K-2nd designed to teach children the basics of safe and healthy relationships and non-violent communication.

    For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact the Community Education Program Coordinator at 530.343.7711.

  • Safe Housing Programs »

    This two-phase residential program is designed to provide victims of domestic violence and their children an environment free from abuse and violence that support the recovery process, healing and self-sufficiency, thus fostering positive change and the promotion of healthy communities. Specific services for children provided in our housing program include: safe and healthy play, educational support & school advocacy, and engagement with healthy role models.

    HAVEN (Home Away from a Violent Environment Now) This temporary communal living environment is established for victims of domestic violence and their children whose safety is at immediate risk. Residents of HAVEN are provided with housing and services for up to six months. During this time a variety of supportive and advocacy services are offered which include: case management, crisis intervention, and counseling services.

    Cottage Program (Transitional Housing) The Cottage Program is a single-family environment, in which eligible residents may reside for up to 18 months. Cottage residents participate in the various supportive and advocacy services to increase their ability to transition into safe, permanent housing. These services include, but are not limited to, case management, a savings program and counseling services.

  • Volunteer Programs »

    Catalyst provides crisis intervention training to those who wish to volunteer at Catalyst. Community members are trained in crisis intervention, service delivery based on empowerment, and active listening techniques. Volunteer opportunities include staffing the 24-hour hotline, working with clients in the housing programs, legal program, and children’s program as well as our community education program.

    Student volunteers can earn units while gaining practical experience. Internships are available in many fields.

    For more information, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 530.343.7798.

  • Drop-In Services »

    Drop-in services, including crisis intervention, information and referrals, can be accessed in the Chico and Oroville communities.

    For more detailed information, please contact the 24-hour hotline at 1.800.895.8476.

  • Legal Advocacy Services »

    Catalyst provides weekly temporary restraining order clinics for victims of domestic violence. Clinics are held in Chico, Oroville, and Paradise.

    Accompaniment services are also provided for clients who are scheduled to appear in court for their restraining order hearing and/or mediation.

    For more information about dates and times of clinics, please contact the 24-hour hotline at 1.800.895.8476.

  • Domestic Violence Response Program »

    Catalyst works closely with law enforcement partners to ensure that victims connect with an advocate as soon as possible after a domestic violence incident. Advocates also provide follow up services including assistance making a police report, filing a restraining order, and getting connected to other supportive services.

  • LGBTQ+ Program »

    Victims of intimate partner violence who identify as LGBTQ+ have unique needs related to safety planning and accessing supportive services. Catalyst is committed to helping LGBTQ+ communities and allies identify abuse in relationships and promoting healthy relationships through community education and outreach. Direct services include individual counseling provided by counselors who have expertise with LGBTQ+ identities, access to safe shelter, crisis intervention, and advocacy.