Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), also known as Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Relationship Abuse, and Partner Abuse, is a pattern of behaviors that are used by someone in an intimate relationship to manipulate or control their partner's thoughts, beliefs, and/or behaviors. Individuals experiencing IPV often do not recognize it in their own relationships, and their friends and family members are unsure how to be supportive. Catalyst Domestic Violence Services (Catalyst) provides free services for people who have experienced IPV and their children. We also provide education about healthy relationships and support individuals who are concerned about their own or others' safety within relationships.
Catalyst values the diversity of the human experience and strives to be a welcoming place for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQ+). Catalyst understands there are many barriers to social justice that LGBTQ+ communities may experience and aims to provide advocacy to help overcome those barriers. We would like to hear from members of LGBTQ+ communities who live in or around Butte County, particularly those who have experienced or know someone who has experienced abuse within an LGBTQ+ relationship.