About Us

Child & Migrant Services (CMS) is located at 721 Peach Avenue, Palisade, about 12 miles east of the City of Grand Junction. Palisade is most famous for peaches but the wine industry is growing. During the peak season, over 1,200 farm workers and dependents reside in Mesa County. The majority of these workers are from Mexico, but there are others from all over the world. Some are here for a portion of the year and others are settled in the area. CMS is about a community of farm workers, growers and others who are drawn to the mission of CMS.

Services

+ Basic Needs: provide hot meals (during the harvest season), job-related assistance, coaching (of life skills) showers, translation, transportation and referrals; make available various donated items (non-perishable food, clothing, personal care items, household goods, etc.); accompany workers to special appointments.

+ Social and Educational Activities: provide English instruction, computer activities, regular social functions, and educational workshops.

+ Emergency Assistance: provide translation, emotional and financial support.

+ Health and Wellness Program: Connect workers to medical and mental health services. Provide emotional support and education on health-related issues.

Other on-site service providers

+ Migrant Ministries Community Thrift Shop (year-round)

+ Representative from Colorado Legal Services Farmworker Division (summer only)

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