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

CMS welcomes workers and families with increased activities and support in July

Thanks to a wealth of support from foundations, faith based organizations, civic groups, community members and others, CMS is able to offer services and emergency support to farmworkers facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 circumstances and limited work due to April’s hard freeze. We extend our deepest gratitude to The Colorado Health Foundation, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, Justice…

June update: more activity at CMS, Migrant Ministry Thrift Shop

We added more services and activities for farmworkers and their families at the Hospitality Center in June, and the whole community was delighted that the Migrant Ministry Community Thrift Shop reopened on June 16. On June 17, CMS began to offer a weekly grab-and-go meal to farmworkers. On June 22, workers were able to obtain personal care supplies and many…

COVID-19 Response~~Update on CMS Services

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. We recently received a large supply of lightweight, cloth masks that we are distributing for FREE to…

Tamales Update

Tamales Update:  Sorry, all varieties are OUT OF STOCK      July 26, 2020: Sorry, fans of CMS tamales: pork, chicken and veggie tamales are currently Out of Stock. We plan to make another large batch of all varieties in early August. Due to increased costs, we’ve raised the price to $20 per dozen—-still very reasonable! Pickup in Grand Junction…

On-going Services

CMS provides the following services year-round Information and referral to community resources Food Pantry Informational sessions and/or individual coaching by CMS staff or qualified volunteers to promote both overall health and safe work habits Blood pressure checks are available during hours of operation by request Communication between workers and employers: interpretation and basic translation service may be available through CMS. Interpretation and…

Shop with Amazon Smile Program

A friendly reminder: 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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