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

Helping farmworkers access COVID vaccinations in 2022

Throughout the pandemic we’ve focused on helping farmworkers to access COVID vaccinations as well as other health care services. Our last COVID vaccinations to farmworkers at the CMS Hospitality Center was on March 4-5th in collaboration with the State and Mesa County Public Health, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Migrant Education Program, Community Food Bank, Mind Springs and Marillac Health. The…

Proclamation International Day of the Migrant

Child and Migrant Services New Director

The Board of Directors of Child and Migrant Services is proud to announce the hiring of Nelly Garcia as our Executive Director effective August 23rd, 2021.  Nelly comes to CMS from District 51 Migrant Education Program where she served as their Lead Recruiter.  She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Degree in Spanish: Translation and Literature.  Prior to assuming…


Happy new year! We have fresh tamales!     January 12th, 2022 UPDATE:  Our Delicious Tamales are available.  CALL TO MAKE YOUR ORDER for pick up at the CMS Hospitality Center. We are open Tuesday-Thursday 12:00-4:30pm.  Call us at 970-464-5226, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU CALL AFTER/BEFORE  BUSINESS HOURS. All varieties cost $20 per dozen —our  delicious product  benefits…


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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