Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Our purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life.

Upcoming Events:

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  • Elder Law Clinics at ESNS - Next Clinic: May 28, 2016
    Neighborhood Seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Appointments begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. To make an appointment contact Laura at (612) 781-6011 or lmurphy@esns.org. Clinic dates for 2016: May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24 and October 22. 

  • Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
    Tuesday May 31 at 9:30 am

    ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program will host these orientation meetings in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. We are seeking those with interest or practice in Teacher Aide/Day Care Assistants, House Keeper Aide, Adult Day Care Worker, Meal Servers, and Office Aide Workers to name a few. Information about the program can be found at www.esns.org/SCSEP or call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090.

  • Heritage Academy and Menlo VIBE Art Exhibit and Reception
    at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

    Thanks to an MRAC Arts Learning Grant, youth from Heritage Academy and Menlo VIBE, have been working with guest photographer Mohamud Mumin, and 6 Families, to study the art of photography and sound. Students will have a special exhibit of their sound and photography experiments at MCAD, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, on May 31 from 6 -8pm. All are welcome. Please, join us for a small reception and meet the young artist.

  • Friendship Too: A Caregiver / Loved One Support Group
    Wednesdays, June 15 - July 27, 3:00-4:30 pm at 
    Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

    East Side Neighborhood Services is launching a Caregiver Support Group for anyone serving as a Care Partner for a loved one. The Care Receiver is invited to participate in the Adult Day program while their Care Partner attends the 90 minute support group. For more information and to register, please contact Donna at dkavanaugh@esns.org or (612) 781-2052. 

  • Living Well Workshop
    June 9-July 21, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am
    Feel better about your health! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop has empowered people around the nation to make the changes in their life that they want to make. The group is discussion-based with topics including pain management, physical activity, healthy eating, communicating with health care professionals, and more. A chronic condition is any ongoing health issue such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, and vision or hearing loss.
    Contact Brenna to register: (612) 787-4055. 

  • Adult Day at Friendship Center is Turning 40!
    Join us for an Open House and Celebration.
    Tuesday, June 28 from 1:00-2:00pm, at Friendship Center.

  • A Matter of Balance
    Tuesdays, July 12 - August 30, 1:30-3:30pm
    Join us at East Side Neighborhood Services for this award winning eight week program. In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. Don’t let fear rule your life! The cost of the class is based on ability to pay. Contact Brenna to register (612) 787-4055.

Events In Progress:
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays - May 2 through July 27 
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - at East Side
    Improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through coordinated movements in a slow, flowing motion during this 12 week class. Cost is based on ability to pay. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Brenna at (612) 787-4055 or email bhorn@esns.org.


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