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Migrant Outreach

Every year, hundreds of foreign workers make the trip from Mexico to Western Colorado to help with the harvest under very low-paid and harsh summer conditions. Meanwhile, another group of foreign workers from South American countries, mainly from Peru, are permanently living and working in a very undetected labor system  to supply the workforce for the sheep and ranch industries. 

For many years, HAP has been visiting sheepherders and farmworkers to provide information, supplies, and to better understand their working and living conditions. Through the support of community members, churches, and the collaboration of local agencies, the workers and their families have received assistance for many basic needs including food, clothing and primary health care.