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.

We Depend Upon Community Support

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

Helping farmworkers access COVID vaccinations, health services

Throughout March and April we’ve focused on helping farmworkers to access COVID vaccinations as well as other health care services. Our next onsite opportunity for COVID vaccinations to farmworkers at the CMS Hospitality Center will be on April 28 in collaboration with MarillacHealth. The main focus will be provision of second doses to those vaccinated on March 31. Please call…

Welcome, workers: winter work in orchards awaits

CMS update for February 2021: In February, more migrant workers are arriving in Palisade for pruning work in the orchards and we’ll continue to reach out to lend them a hand! We have food boxes with nonperishable and fresh food items to distribute, as well as warm jackets, gloves, socks and hats to distribute thanks to the generosity of churches…


Tamales Update:  We have tamales for your Thanksgiving dinner!     Nov 9, 2021 UPDATE:  All varieties of our Delicious Tamales are available.  CALL TO MAKE YOUR ORDER for pick up at the CMS Hospitality Center during our Drop In Hours, Tuesday-Thursday 12-5pm, or by appointment on Monday. We like to have advance notice of your visit whenever possible! All…

COVID-19 Response

Since the beginning of the pandemic, CMS has remained open to provide basic needs assistance to farmworkers and their families. We are in the office during our regular Drop-In hours: 12 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday and at other times. Please call before coming, if possible: 970-464-5226. During the summer of 2020 we distributed 200+ lightweight, cloth masks…

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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