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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community Clinics, Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: The mission of The Catalyst Foundation is to Create a Healing Society Under this umbrella, we are dedicated to decreasing the impact of unhealed emotional pain and trauma (from childhood abuse, neglect, and other difficult life situations) on society and the world through direct service, public education, advocacy, policy reform, and empowerment of directly affected and disenfranchised groups. We are also dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income, uninsured, and homeless persons through high-quality, compassionate medical care, mental health services, health education, and supportive social services.

Results: Weathering the storm of financial crisis in 2010, The Catalyst Foundation embraced volunteers, interns and externs in an array of Workforce Development Training Programs. Our volunteer workforce grew from two to over twenty day to day volunteers and included hundreds of per-project volunteers who assisted in our clinic, food pantry, healing center and even helped us produce our first ever benefit concert featuring activist musicians Tom Morello and others.

Target demographics: The Catalyst Foundation serves adults recovering from childhood abuse and other life traumas as well as the homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and HepC and the impoverished and uninsured with compassionate Trauma Informed care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,500 persons per year

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale

Programs: Bartz-Altadonna Memeorial Clinic Participant ( supportive ) Services including Food Pantry Healing Center for Adults Recovering from Childhood Abuse and Other Life Traumas Trauma Informed Social Change Advocacy Prison Reform Advocacy Workforce Development Volunteer Program

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have first hand seen the great work does with their participants. As soon as you walk through the door you are greeted by kind and professional staff. I love that they have many services for low-income participants all in one location because transportation can be a challenge for these individuals. Overall, The Catalyst Foundation is a wonderful place that helps our community in this time of need.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Catalyst Foundation recognizes the importance of uncovering the root of childhood abuse and trauma. There are many people who have suffered with adult addictions and living problems that can be attributed to something they did not work through in childhood. Like 12 step programs that are very near and dear to me, Catalyst helps you accept yourself and love yourself and realize that you can only change yourself.
Treating the root causes of childhood abuse and trauma helps make for a stronger adult in the world.

Review from Guidestar

Jina C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Catalyst Foundations- is an invaluable resource to us in the field of mental health and public health. Their work fulfills their mission with total dedication and compassion. I highly recommend them

Review from Guidestar

Timothy H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the past 20 years, the Catalyst Foundation has worked hard in our community (the Antelope Valley). They have provided services through education and application, etc. A dedicated organization.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Catalyst Foundation provides direct health and support care to those who need it most, including many friends of mine. Outstandingly, the Foundation also addresses underlying difficulties in people's lives
that complicate and sometimes obstruct recovery and healthy lives.
I have benefited greatly from reading their material and seeing presentations.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at the catalyst foundation is always helping everyone in need, with a good attitude, they're making the community a better place for everyone by teaching good values trough actions, not only words.

Review from Guidestar