Child & Migrant Services, Inc.
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 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.
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 (CMS) IS GENERALLY OPEN MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM NOON TO 6:00 PM AND AT OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT. ONCE IN A WHILE, WE HAVE TO CLOSE THE OFFICE DURING THOSE HOURS IN ORDER TO ASSIST CLIENTS OFF-SITE, ATTEND MEETINGS, OR FOR STAFF TRAINING.
CMS PROVIDES A VARIETY OF VITAL SERVICES TO MESA COUNTY’S FARM WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THE HOSPITALITY CENTER. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY KINDS OF SUPPORT WE RECEIVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
FOR OUR MOST CURRENT ACTIVITIES, FIND US ON FACEBOOK:
El Centro de Hospitalidad/Child & Migrant Services
To contact us, please send a message through our website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 970-464-5226. Please send any correspondence to PO Box 1038, Palisade, CO 81526. Mail sent to our street address will be returned to sender by the Post Office.
GOOD TO KNOW: The Migrant Ministry Community Thrift Shop, located next door to CMS at 721 Peach Ave. in Palisade, is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (often 4:30 pm) Monday through Friday. The phone number for the Thrift Shop is 464-1187. Come and check out all the great bargains!
CHILD & MIGRANT SERVICES NEWS
TAMALES UPDATE: Come and get your tamales! Frozen tamales are available to purchase by the dozen at CMS. Please call to place your order: 464-5226.
Pork, chicken and vegetarian (vegan) varieties are available. We are running low on vegetarian tamales and may be sold out soon.
TAMALES WILL COST $17 PER DOZEN.
IMPORTANT: We are going to bump up the price of one dozen tamales from $15 to $17. This is the first time we have raised the price. In order for this project to truly benefit the work of CMS, the increase in price was necessary.
You may pre-order tamales for pick up at Chopstik Express restaurant in Grand Junction. It’s at 1037 North Ave., across from Colorado Mesa University. Please pre-order online or by sending a check to CMS. Chopstik Express does not take any tamales orders.
Proceeds from tamales sales benefit the work of CMS. Visit the “Tamales” heading for more information about our frozen tamales’ ingredients.
CMS has filled its Community Health Worker position. We welcome Richard (Ricardo) Maestas, who has years of experience providing outreach, education and referrals to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families.
Our summer hot meal program will begin in June, and we need volunteers to help prepare and serve meals to farmworkers weekday afternoons. Please contact us for more information on volunteer positions available.