A welcoming resource center for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families

CMS offers support and encouragement to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Mesa County. We provide basic needs assistance and help people navigate life in a foreign land.


Child & Migrant Services (CMS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that serves migrant and seasonal farmworkers 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 efforts 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 farmworkers.

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Help us reach out to this under-served and often invisible population that plays such an important role in the vitality and well-being of our community. Your contribution will touch the lives of many people.

Child & Migrant Services News

Colorado SNAP changes 2023

Colorado SNAP emergency allotment benefits ending Terminan los beneficios de asignación de emergencia de Colorado SNAP

Proclamation International Day of the Migrant


Community Navigator POSITION FILLED 3/27/23 Child & Migrant Services (CMS), a visionary and expanding non-profit organization that supports and empowers migrant & seasonal farm workers and their families in Mesa County, is currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and committed individual to join our team as a full-time Community Navigator. The CMS Community Navigator supports and assists CMS members to access…

The Colorado Health Foundation Awards Three Year, $375,000 Grant to Child and Migrant Services

The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded Child and Migrant Services (CMS), a Palisade based non-profit, a $375,000 grant for capacity-building. This grant is unprecedented in the organization’s 68-year history. The grant will further the organization’s work in pursuit of its mission “To serve, empower, and cultivate the well-being of migrant and immigrant agricultural workers and their families in the Grand Valley”…

Would you like to volunteers for CMS? Sign up today!

Our summer hot meal program is up and running!! June 22, 2022 UPDATE:  Come volunteer for Child and Migrant Services (CMS)! The on-site hot meals program addresses food security, as well as social connection and connection to resources. An average of 50-100 agricultural workers visit CMS every week to enjoy a delicious Mexican traditional meal and are able to talk…


The Board of Directors of Child and Migrant Services, together with our Executive Director, met on February 19, 2022 to review and revise CMS’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Five year Strategic Plan.  We were guided by Rick Adelman as our facilitator.  The Board is proud to announce the new Mission Statement for CMS: To serve, empower, and cultivate the…

Amazon shopper? Help support CMS through Amazon Smile

CMS participates in the Amazon Smile program—support our programs when you shop on Amazon! Here’s another way you can lend a hand to this organization.When you are ready to make an online purchase through Amazon, go to: smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0831830 and Amazon will donate to Child & Migrant Services Inc.

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