Canyon Creek Services releases first report on organization’s efforts to help victims of abuse

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CEDAR CITY — Canyon Creek Services, an organization dedicated to helping survivors of abuse, released its first report to help the community become aware of its services and maintain transparency.

Canyon Creek Services, formerly known as Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center, is located in Cedar City.

From July 2017 to June 2018, Canyon Creek Services assisted 728 survivors, according to its report, which the center plans to release annually to citizens of Iron, Beaver and Garfield counties. Of those survivors, 72 percent were female, 4 percent male, 23 percent children and 1 percent unknown, anonymous or other gender identity.

Over 200 people used the center’s shelter as well.

“After going through significant organization change and restructuring during the previous year in order to accommodate current and future growth, CCS is expanding its services in both type and duration,” according to a press release from Canyon Creek Services. “We are serving survivors in more diverse ways and for longer periods of time.”

Canyon Creek Services has also added a full-time development director, an awareness and prevention director and a new business and operations director. Another full-time victim advocate joined the team, as well as more shelter staff.

In its first report, Canyon Creek Services also includes progress in regard to volunteering: 532 volunteers dedicated 3,783 hours of service for the center.

Volunteer areas in hours

  • Shelter services – 1,531.
  • Board of directors – 616.
  • Administration – 545.
  • Victim services – 484.
  • Volunteer program – 279.
  • Fundraising – 259.
  • Awareness and prevention – 69.

The center received $65,335 of in-kind donations and $54,307 of cash and fundraising donations. To view the full report, click here.

Although the center has seen growth, the administration is hoping to see even more in the coming fiscal year.

“We are expanding in the reach of our services and look ahead to a permanent presence in each of the counties we serve,” said Executive Director Brant Wadsworth in a press release. “We also look ahead to one day building a campus on which all of our services can be utilized.”

To learn more about Canyon Creek Services, you can visit its recently launched website.

If you are seeking emergency shelter or need to speak with a victim advocate, Canyon Creek Services has a 24-hour hotline: 435-233-5732.

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