Worker in OrchardWelcome 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 charming small community nestled in the midst of beautiful orchards and vineyards.

CMS is the vision of three women who, in 1954, began to dedicate their lives to this great work. Their vision started around a kitchen table and led to the mobilization of local churches to provide food, clothing and other items to meet basic needs of farm workers.

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.

OrchardThe 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!

 

 

AUTUMN 2014 UPDATE 

CHILD & MIGRANT SERVICES (CMS) IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM NOON TO 6:00 PM AND AT OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT.  OUR HOT MEALS PROGRAM HAS ENDED FOR THE SEASON, BUT CMS WILL REMAIN OPEN TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO  MESA COUNTY'S FARMWORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  

 WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY KINDS OF SUPPORT WE RECEIVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! 

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, WE HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO UPDATE THE HOMEPAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.  SOME OF THE OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT CMS IS OUT OF DATE, AND WILL BE FIXED IN COMING DAYS AND WEEKS.  FOR OUR MOST CURRENT ACTIVITIES, FIND US ON FACEBOOK: El Centro de Hospitalidad/Child & Migrant Services

www.facebook.com/palisade.childmigrantservices

To contact us, please send a message through our website, email us at cmspalisade@yahoo.com or call us at 970-464-5226.  Please send any correspondence to PO Box 1038, Palisade, CO 81526.  All mail sent to our street address will be returned to sender by the Post Office.