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 for Migrant Women with Hispanics in Philanthropy as well as The Colorado Trust for major contributions that will allow us to provide targeted services and basic needs and financial assistance in response to the unique conditions and hardships that confront local migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. We are deeply grateful to Grand Valley churches, businesses and many individuals in our community for continuing to step forward with support and supplies. On CMS’ schedule for July: Meals “to go” prepared every Wednesday (additional days may be added) and food…

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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 other needed items at a special event in honor of Father’s Day. We continued our collaboration with MarillacHealth to offer “telehealth” consultations through video conferencing. We continue to refer our participants to the Good Samaritan Clinic and other local health care providers, too. Nelly García joined the CMS team to serve as the lead Community Health Worker on our team. We are delighted that Nelly is bringing her wealth of talent and experience to our organization! Our efforts have been greatly bolstered by recent grants in response to the COVID-19…

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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 farmworkers, thanks to a very generous donation from Justice for Migrant Women and Hispanics in Philanthropy. The masks come in packages of four and are especially suitable for wearing on the job. Our staff provides references to community resources as well as personal support. We provide services by phone, text and social media as well as face-to-face observing social distancing. We ask that all visitors maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another, both inside and outside the building. We have free masks to provide to farmworkers and family…

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