Canyon Creek Services
- Need: To reduce and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in Utah's rural Beaver, Garfield, and Iron counties.
- Intervention: Canyon Creek Services provides a 24/7 emergency hotline, emergency shelter, hospital response, crisis intervention, housing advocacy, and community education services.
- Results: In 2021, CCS served 739 survivors, with 172 of them accessing the emergency shelter. CCS reached 259,036 people through community outreach and prevention campaigns.
Founded in 1996, Canyon Creek
Services (CCS) provides free and confidential
services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual
assault in Beaver, Garfield, and Iron counties. Services
include emergency shelter, crisis intervention,
information and referral, court and medical advocacy,
mental health services, housing advocacy, and safety
planning. CCS also provides awareness, education, and
CCS is funded by state and federal grants, foundations,
Canyon Creek Services provides:
- Emergency shelter
- 24/7 emergency hotline (435.233.5732) available
through call or text
- 24/7 hospital response
- Case management
- Housing assistance
- Child and youth services
- Community education and prevention programming
- Services also available in
Case management includes continuing services such as
safety planning and advocacy for clients who need
services but not shelter or for clients who are able to
move out of the shelter but continue to need support.
Advocates provide assistance and support with adult and
child protective orders, stalking injunctions, court
appearances, hospital response, and other supportive
The 24/7 hotline team provides:
- Hospital response
- Help filling out protective orders, stalking
injunctions, and child protective orders
- Court support and advocacy
- Law enforcement interview accompaniment
- Case management
- Referrals to community resources
Since 2015, CCS has been partnering with local law
enforcement in a statewide effort to prevent deaths
related to domestic violence. The nationwide
Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is a tool that
first responders use to identify "high-risk domestic
violence victims" – those at risk of being
seriously injured or killed by a partner or family member
– through a series of 11 questions. When
someone is identified as high-risk, a first responder
calls the hotline and encourages the victim to speak with
an advocate about available resources like emergency
shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy.
In 2021, CCS served 739 survivors, with 172 of them
accessing the emergency shelter. CCS reached 259,036
people through community outreach and prevention
A lack of state and government funding provides a very
significant barrier in providing adequate services. In
addition, CCS is in a rural setting with limited
Enlist the help and partnership of various organizations
in your community: the hospital, law enforcement, and
other social service organizations.
Participate in existing local coalitions to build
partnerships and work on shared goals and create your own
coalition to utilize partnerships.
Build a strong board with strong ties to the community
and your cause.
Enlist volunteers to help lessen the burden, and be
creative in the way you utilize these volunteers
throughout your organization.
Abuse and violence
Housing and homelessness
December 18, 2017
Date updated or reviewed
February 24, 2022
Suggested citation: Rural Health Information Hub,
Canyon Creek Services [online]. Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 30 June 2022]
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