Catalyst Programs & Services
Catalyst is a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1977. Catalyst provides support and assistance with many problems faced by victims of intimate partner violence.
Our programs serve all residents of Butte County.
Catalyst offers crisis intervention and information about community resources 24 hours a day. This hotline is available for individuals experiencing abusive or unhealthy relationships, friends and family members of individuals experiencing abuse, or anyone who has questions about safety in their relationships.
Our residential programs are designed to provide an environment free from abuse and violence for victims of abusive relationships and their children. By supporting healing and self-sufficiency, Catalyst fosters positive change and promotes healthy communities.
Catalyst business offices in Chico and Oroville provide drop-in services, such as crisis intervention and advocacy with law enforcement or other community agencies. Advocates also help participants through the domestic violence restraining order process, file police reports and get connected to relevant and appropriate support.
Catalyst’s counseling program is equipped to help victims and survivors address the harmful effects of domestic violence. In Chico, Oroville, and Paradise we offer individual counseling for adults and children by appointment. We also offer weekly group counseling. Please call for days and times.
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. All of Catalyst’s services are identity-affirming.
Catalyst provides training throughout the community to increase awareness about healthy relationships, intimate partner abuse and barriers to accessing support services. Catalyst also offers a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program. These interactive presentations are designed to educate teens about the issues surrounding dating violence and building healthy relationships.
Catalyst values volunteerism and provides certified 40-hour domestic violence crisis counselor training three times a year. Volunteers and interns may work in any of Catalyst’s programs including housing programs, crisis assistance, child care, law enforcement or legal advocacy, community education and administrative support. Student interns can earn college credit while gaining practical experience.