Love = Respect
In alignment with our agency value of understanding the diversity of human experience, we recognize and respect each individual’s unique path in life with compassion and an open mind, and we know that domestic violence does not discriminate. We are committed to understanding and supporting the unique needs and dynamics of all relationships, including those of individuals who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, and all other gender identities and sexual orientations (LGBTQ+) community. Catalyst staff and volunteers receive training to better understand the dynamics and specific barriers faced by LGBTQ+ community members. We are also proud to welcome people who identify within the LGBTQ+ community to our staff.
Stonewall and Catalyst
In an effort to increase access to Butte County’s LGBTQ+ community, Catalyst has partnered with Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico for many years. Together, Stonewall and Catalyst collaborate on a variety of LGBTQ+ inclusive events, with particular focus on celebrating identity, building healthy relationships, and providing education to the community.
One partnership is planning for the annual Chico Pride Weekend, a series of events that increases awareness and celebrates LGBTQ+ identities. Catalyst is a proud annual sponsor of Chico Pride. If you are interested in learning more, please visit Stonewall’s website.
Learn about LGBTQ+ Intimate Partner Violence here.