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!
The website is supported by funds from the Colorado Enterprise Zone Marketing Grant
JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL EVENT
TO CELEBRATE THE HANDS THAT HARVEST,
LAS MANOS QUE COSECHAN!
Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Place: Grande River Vineyards, located on I-40 at Exit 42
Time: 6:30 p.m. gates open;
7:00 p.m. salsa dance lesson;
7:30 p.m. concert
Band: Quemando, A 12-person salsa band from Boulder
Tickets available at:
Grande River Vineyards - I-70 at Exit 42, Palisade
Palisade Chamber of Commerce - 319 Main St, Palisade
Fisher's Liquor Barn - 2438 F Road, Grand Junction
Fruita Chamber of Commerce - 432 East Aspen Ave, Fruita
Tickets $18 in advance; $20 at the gate. Children 12 and under are FREE! Again this year, La Puerta Dance Studio will offer a free salsa dance lesson before the concert and perform a couple of numbers with the band.
Authentic homemade Mexican food will be available. All net proceeds will benefit Child & Migrant Services. For more information, please call (970) 464-5226. Don't miss this great event!
Place your order by 12 p.m. on Sunday and pick up your tamales starting Wednesday in Palisade or Grand Junction.
These tamales are prepared at the "Helping Hands Kitchen" at the 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 for more information about these tamales and to order now.
Between Two Worlds
To contribute financially, please send a check to:
Child & Migrant Services
PO Box 1038
Palisade, CO 81526
Or, you can donate online by clicking the “DONATE” button below via PayPal Services. Muchas Gracias!