Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. (ESNS)
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:

East Side is Celebrating a Century of Service all year long!
January 20, 2015 marks East Side Neighborhood Services’ centennial: 100 years of service to the Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis communities! To commemorate this achievement East Side will be celebrating on May 16, 2015 with a community open house, and on September 24, 2015 with a Gala Celebration at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Visit the Events tab for more information about all the upcoming events.

Do you have a story to share about your East Side experience? Please call us to share how ESNS has assisted you or your family throughout the years, 612-781-6011 or email Renee: rpurrier@esns.org.

More Upcoming Events:

  • MNSure Application Assistance
    Every Tuesday - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM from now until June.
    Contact Angela for an appointment: 612-302-3145.

  • First-Come, First-Served, Free Tax Preparation 
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at East Side. 

    Do you qualify? Annual income: Individuals = $30,000 or less, Families = $53,000 or less, Self-employed = $53,000 or less.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:45 PM (sign-in at 5:15 PM)
    Saturdays: 9:00 AM (sign-in at 8:15 AM)
    Arrive when sign-in starts to get in line. Please do not arrive before sign-in. We cannot guarantee that all people in line will be served, but we try. The clinic closes when capacity is reached. Please allow 2-4 hours for preparation.

  • 10th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Register Today!
  • Canines for Camp - 5K Dog Walk
    Saturday, February 7, 2015 (at the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle)
Sponsoring the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle:


Don't miss the Skijoring Demo from 9:30 to 10:15 at the event! 

  • Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - at East Side - 11:30 AM seating
    Admission with ticket only - Cost $3.00
    Community members 55+ welcome.
    Tickets can be purchased at: the Senior Food Shelf, 1801 Central Avenue NE or at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE
    Entertainment by the Folwell Mariachi Orchestra 
    Call 612-781-6011 with questions. 

  • Having trouble hearing your phone?
    Tuesday, February 24, 10:45 AM at East Side: Learn about telephone equipment that can benefit you or someone you know that has trouble using a standard phone. A representative from the Minnesota Department of Human Services will review the application process to receive a phone at no cost. Learn about various telephones available depending on your need (hearing loss, physical needs and speech needs). You will also have the chance to discuss other programs at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the Minnesota Relay Program. Call Laura to register at 612-781-6011. This is a free program with refreshments provided. 

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
    February 26 – April 2 - 1:15 - 3:15 PM
    A six-week workshop designed to give you the skills, information & motivation to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. It can help anyone experiencing a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart or lung disease, depression, vision or hearing loss and other conditions live a full, active life. Build on your strengths and acquire new tools to take control of your health in a welcoming & supportive environment. The target population for this class is those 60 years of age or better. Suggested donation: $15. Contact Laura at (612) 781-6011 to register. 

It's a great day in the NEIGHBORHOOD!

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Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
This information is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities
by calling 612-781-6011 (voice) or by using your preferred relay service.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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