Featured Volunteer of the Month: December 2023
Volunteer Start Date: January 2023
Time Served: 160 Hours
Maria is passionate about supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. Growing up in a home where domestic violence was present, she was saddened by the lack of services available to support her mother and family. This inspired Maria to volunteer at Catalyst and provide safe services to members of the community. As a volunteer, Maria helps answer the crisis line. She provides a listening ear to people needing someone to talk to. She also enjoys tabling for community events and informing the public about Catalyst services. Maria has poured her heart into this work and we are thankful to have her on the team.
Fun Facts: Fun Facts: Maria grew up in the Philippines. She plays the saxophone, loves horror movies, and has a special interest in Filipino food. Her favorite restaurant is Ramen Yamadaya in San Francisco, yum!