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.
This survey is part of ongoing work at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services to reflect on our capacity to serve the LGBTQ+ community. Services during the COVID-19 pandemic have looked different than before. However, as we make plans to return to more traditional services, we want to prioritize the specific needs of our LGBTQ+ community members. Through your willingness to participate in this anonymous survey, Catalyst can better understand what those needs are. Please know that we will do our best to meet the needs identified in this survey, and no identifiable information will be collected or stored.

Completing this survey may be upsetting for some people, particularly for those who have experienced abuse in a relationship. If you would like to talk about your experience, whether current or past, support is available. Catalyst has a 24-hour hotline, which can be reached at 1-800-895-8476. A local crisis worker will be available to connect you with the best resources. Everything you share will be confidential, but if you would like to speak with someone from outside of the Chico area, below are a few options:

For more information about Catalyst Domestic Violence Services you can visit us online at www.catalystdvservices.org or call 1 (800) 895-8476.

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