June brings more activity at CMS, Migrant Ministry Thrift Shop

We are adding more services and activities for farmworkers and their families at the Hospitality Center in June, and the whole community will be happy to know that the Migrant Ministry Community Thrift Shop plans to reopen on June 16, albeit with a limited schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. CMS will offer a weekly grab-and-go meal to farmworkers starting in mid-June. We continue our collaboration with MarillacHealth to offer “telehealth” consultations through video conferencing and hope to offer weekly on-site assistance, too. We continue to refer our participants to the Good Samaritan Clinic and other local health care providers, too. Nelly García has 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…

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May update: essential workers deserve essential services

In this time of tremendous challenge and uncertainty, your gift to CMS is especially helpful. Local farmworkers have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and by the devastating hard freeze that hit local orchards in mid-April.  Your contribution will help us to reach out to workers and their families in a spirit of caring, kindness and mutual support.   CMS provides essential services to essential workers. During our state’s Stay at Home Order, farmworkers  continued to perform the vital work that keeps food on our tables. CMS did not close its doors and still remains open to connect workers to community resources, including local health care providers for medical and dental assistance. We’re also offering emergency food, personal care items and other basic assistance to families who have lost income due to the COVID-19 situation. We have also started a collaboration with MarillacHealth to offer telehealth video conferencing at CMS between farmworkers…

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COVID-19 Response~~Update on CMS Services

During this difficult time, we ask that our community please continue to help the hands that harvest! CMS remains open to provide basic needs assistance to farmworkers and their families. We will be in the office during our regular Drop-In hours: 12 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday. Please call before coming, if possible: 970-464-5226. Our staff will provide references to community resources as well as personal support. To the greatest extent possible, we will provide services by phone and via email or social media. We will observe social distancing practices and ask  that all visitors maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another, both inside and outside the building. We know that CMS participants are heavily impacted by the COVID-19 situation and we want to lend a hand, while at the same time protecting their health and safety and that of our staff. Nonperishable (and often fresh…

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