Our Services

The Catalyst Center is a leading training and technical assistance organization representing the interests of child and family serving professionals in the state of California and beyond.

The Catalyst is committed to advancing evidence-based innovations that support diverse communities, and dedicated to research and evaluation that promotes social justice in these fields. As one of the cornerstones of this work, our resource center prioritizes research, capacity building, and peer connection methods that elevate the voices and realities of historically marginalized communities and those that are most impacted by the work of community-based organizations.

The Catalyst’s work complemented by the consultation and thought leadership of policy advocates with the California Alliance of Child and Family Services who maintain extensive expertise in a variety of fields including juvenile justice, child welfare, prevention, behavioral health, adoption, foster care, and residential services.

Field research, technical assistance, and training
  • Research and Analysis
    We articulate experiences. We amplify voices.

    We teach skills. We cultivate leadership. We invest in community-centered wisdom.

    Technical Assistance
    We facilitate conversation. We catalyze systems in communities. We co-create.

    We share information. We resource providers to access their best selves.

    Please see TTA menu of services for more details.
    To request Catalyst services, complete this request form.

    Contact info@catalyst-center.org for any questions.

California Provider Helpline

The California Provider Helpline is now LIVE!

  • Purpose: Our diverse, highly skilled California Provider Helpline team is dedicated to ensuring accessible and compassionate customer service, while providing responsive guidance and resources to foster care and youth residential service providers.

    Providers in the foster family, residential care, and short-term residential treatment program fields will have access to on-demand technical assistance providers who will be able to provide guidance around most recent state regulations, guidances, and resources relative to providing the best care for children and families during this unprecedented time.

    Call toll-free 1-833-99YOUTH (999-6884)

    complete this form to request assistance
  • What does the Helpline offer?

  • On-demand, Monday to Friday, from 8AM to 5PM.

  • Up-to-date resources about state regulations, notices, and funding.

  • Live program analysts to respond to your technical assistance and referral needs.

  • And, all for FREE!

For more information, contact youth@catalyst-center.org

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