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 not just about having a home for those who have traveled far to work on the fields of Western Colorado. It is also about welcoming you to be a part of a community that is filled with sweats of hard work, aroma of ethnic food and culture, and the joy of giving and sharing. Please join us in celebrating the spirit of this great work. Thank you!
CHILD & MIGRANT SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE OFF-SEASON, FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2013 THROUGH SPRING 2014. CHECK HERE FOR OUR SPRING OPENING DATE, TIMED TO WELCOME THE RETURN OF THE MAJORITY OF THE FARM WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
To contact us, please send a message through our website, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 970-464-5226.
December 1, 2013: Our current stock of authentic Mexican tamales includes 12 dozen pork! We are out of chicken and vegetarian tamales. Better snag those last pork tamales now for your holiday party!
Get your order in now for the holidays, as this will be the last batch until next spring! Tamales can be stored frozen for up to four months.
Orders will be filled until we run out. Call or check here to determine availability. Place your order and pay online by 12 noon Sunday and pick up your tamales starting Wednesday in Grand Junction, or by special arrangement in Palisade. Call 970-464-5226 to arrange for pickup in Palisade.
These tamales are prepared at the "Helping Hands Kitchen" at Child & Migrant Services' Hospitality Center (a commercial kitchen certified by Mesa County Health Department). They are authentic and delicious!!! But, don't take our word for it-try them for yourselves. You will benefit men and women who harvest our fields in Mesa County when you order these tamales. Please visit the Helping Hands Kitchen page, under the "Support Us" tab, for more information about these tamales and to order now.