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 main focus was to provide  of booster doses . 169 Farm workers were able to access their booster dose in our two day event. Thank you to the Palisade Fire Department and Talbotts Farms  for allowing us to use their parking lot to Park the State Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination clinic. Please call us at 464-5226 for more information on onsite vaccination clinics for farmworkers and their family members.

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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 her new position Nelly also volunteered and worked part time for CMS in the summer of 2020.  Nelly and her Husband have resided in Western Colorado and Mesa County for more than 20 years.  She is very knowledgeable and experienced in working with the migrant and immigrant people of our Community and brings her passion for service to this our Community and to CMS.

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WE HAVE FRESH TAMALES! CALL TO MAKE YOUR ORDER!

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 CMS’ programs for farmworkers! We’ll take exact cash payment, checks or credit card  when you pick up at CMS. Our current online system is not working, PLEASE CALL TO MAKE YOUR ORDER!  We also appreciate the help of the volunteers who assist us while implementing our enhanced health and safety guidelines. We require use of facial masks and social distancing in the preparation and sale of the tamales.  

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WE HAVE A NEW MISION AND VISION

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 wellbeing of migrant and immigrant  agricultural workers and their families in the Grand Valley. Next we developed our Vision Statement.  We envision an inclusive community where immigrants and migrants are valued, respected, and have equal opportunity. Next the Board began the task of mapping out a Strategic Plan for the next three to five years.  This process will be ongoing and goals and objectives will be developed and implemented as resources and time allow.  We will be mindful of including input and participation from the people we serve and congruence…

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