Welcome to the website of Child & Migrant Services (CMS), a non-profit that serves migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Mesa County, Colorado. CMS is located in the town of Palisade, a beautiful, small town nestled in the midst of beautiful orchards and vineyards.
CMS is the vision of three women in 1954 who dedicated their lives to this great work. Their vision started around a kitchen table and led to the mobilization of local churches to provide basic needs for farm workers with a trailer.
Through this website, you can see the range of services CMS provides; more important, you will have a glimpse of the lives of migrant and seasonal farm workers in Colorado, their contribution to Western Colorado's economy and how much CMS means to them.
The Hospitality Center, where CMS is housed, is a welcoming community center. It is a resource center and an oasis for those who have traveled far to work in the fields and orchards of Western Colorado. Please join us in celebrating the spirit of this great work. Thank you!
CHILD & MIGRANT SERVICES IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM NOON TO 6:00 PM (OFTEN LATER), AND IS PROVIDING HOT MEALS AND A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO MESA COUNTY'S FARMWORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
FIND US ON FACEBOOK: El Centro de Hospitalidad/Child & Migrant Services
To contact us, please send a message through our website, email us at email@example.com or call us at 970-464-5226.
AUGUST 22 UPDATE: We are almost out of tamales, as lots of folks have purchased some recently. We still have a few dozen chicken tamales but are out of pork and vegetarian tamales. We will make our next batch in early September. Let us know if you would like to volunteer to help make them. It's fun!
Please visit the Helping Hands Kitchen page, under the "Support Us" tab, for more information about our frozen tamales sold by the dozen and to order now.
The "Celebrate the Hands that Harvest---Las Manos Que Cosechan" annual benefit concert for Child & Migrant Services on Saturday, July 12 was a tremendous success! We at CMS extend a heartfelt Thank You to everyone who came out to support the important work of this organization, as well as the many local businesses who sponsored this event.
We are also grateful to various local organizations and businesses who have helped CMS in recent months with donations or in-kind services. Some include:
Palisade High School Spanish Club
Diocese of Pueblo for Catholic Relief Services "Operation Rice Bowl" funds
Church Women United for hygiene kits for farmworkers
Co-op Country ACE Hardware in Palisade
Coe's Automotive in Palisade