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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Intro to Intimate Partner Violence for Salon Professionals

Wednesday, September 27th 10:30-12:30
Salon professionals, your unique relationship with clients can make a world of difference. Sometimes, a visit to your salon feels like more than just a beauty session—it’s a chance for your clients to confide in you. But what if a client discloses they’re experiencing abuse in their relationship? What if you noticed concerning injuries on their scalp? Would you know how to provide the best support?
During this training, you’ll gain valuable insights on how to support clients experiencing abuse. Topics covered include identifying abuse, understanding risk factors for victims, exploring barriers to leaving, and learning how to have supportive conversations. To help cover training materials, we kindly request a $25 donation from each salon. You’re encouraged to send as many staff members as you like; the more support, the better! Let’s stand together and make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Your knowledge and support can be a lifeline for someone in need. We look forward to seeing you on September 27th!

Flowers on the Creek

Tuesday, October 12th 5:30-7:00, One Mile Recreation Area, BBQ picnic area near Sycamore Pool

Flowers on the Creek holds a special place in our hearts as it allows us to honor the lives lost to intimate partner violence within the past year throughout Northern California. Our dedicated Prevention team diligently researches these stories, many of which do not receive enough media attention. Flowers on the Creek offers a moment of solidarity, community, and reflection. It serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating impact of intimate partner violence on individuals and families in our community. We come together to mourn those whose lives were tragically cut short, and to reaffirm our commitment to creating a world where love means support and safety.

Purple Thursday

Thursday, October 19th

Join the national movement on October 19th for Purple Thursday and help raise awareness about domestic violence! We’re asking you to wear purple, the color symbolizing support for survivors, and share a picture on your social media platforms using the hashtag #PurpleThursday, #PurpleThursdayButte, and tag us @CatalystDVServices. By participating, you’re not only showing your solidarity with survivors but also spreading the message that domestic violence is never acceptable. Let’s turn our social media feeds purple and make a powerful statement against this issue. Together, we can inspire change and create a world where everyone feels safe and respected.

Safe HAVEN Showcase & Outstanding Community Advocate Award Presentation

Saturday, October 21st 5:00-7:00, Secret Trail Brewing Company

Advance: $10 Student, $15 General Admission

At the Door: $15 Student, $20 General Admission

Children under 12 are free

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, fun, and celebration at the Safe HAVEN Showcase. In the spirit of unity and joy, local musicians will take the stage to serenade you with their favorite healthy love songs, creating an atmosphere of love, hope, and resilience. As we gather during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this event serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of striving for healthy relationships and working towards a safer community for all.

But that’s not all! The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2023 Outstanding Community Advocate Award. This award will be given to an individual who has shown exceptional dedication in advocating for healthy relationships and, by extension, taking a stand against domestic violence in our community.

Let’s stand together and make a statement against domestic violence while honoring those who tirelessly work for a safer community. Secret Trail Brewing is the perfect backdrop for this event, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere for all who attend.

Together, let’s create a haven where healthy relationships thrive, and domestic violence has no place. Your presence can help us make a difference. See you there!

Coffee Sleeve Campaign

All of October!
Here are the Coffee Shops we have committed to use our sleeves throughout the entire month of October (so far!):


  1. Beatnik’s
  2. Bellachino’s Cafe
  3. Bidwell Perk
  4. Bottom’s Up Espresso
  5. Cal Java Coffee Esplanade
  6. Coffee Ranch
  7. DayCamp Coffee
  8. Equilateral
  9. Has Beans
  10. Mockingbyrd
  11. Mondo’s Coffee
  12. Naked Lounge
  13. Stoble Coffee
  14. Sweet Bean Coffee House (coming soon!)
  15. Tin Roof
  16. Upper Crust


  1. Lots A Java
  2. Mug Shots Coffee House
  3. Olson House Coffee


  1. Lynn’s Coffee & Crepes
  2. Starbucks (Elliot & Skyway)


  1. Rock House Dining & Espresso (Yankee Hill)

Don’t see your favorite shop? Tell them to give us a call by Thursday 9/28 and we’d be happy to get them on board! Call Talia at (530) 924-2690

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