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:

  • Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
    Donate to East Side's Metro Food programs during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and help our neighbors become food secure!

  • Free Tax Preparation at Liberty Tax Service:
    Liberty Tax (2406 Central Avenue NE location only) is offering FREE TAX PREPARATION for anyone donating 20 pounds or more of food to the East Side Metro Food Programs! To receive a certificate for free tax preparation make your donation by March 31, 2015 at one of the following locations:

    Liberty Tax, 2406 Central Avenue NE (M-F, 9a-9p; SA 9a-5p; SU 12-5p)
    Senior Food Shelf, 1801 Central Ave NE (M-F, 9a-3p)
    East Side Main Office, 1700 Second Str NE (M-F 8a - 8p)
    Glendale Food Shelf, 92 St. Mary’s Ave SE (M & Th 10a-3p; Tu & W 1p - 6p)
    Your donation will also receive a proportional match as a part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

  • 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. Seniors 55 + and those with disabilities can schedule an appointment on Mondays from 2-5pm or Wednesdays from 5-8pm by calling 612-781-6011.
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions (ongoing class)
    February 26 – April 2, Thursday's, 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.

  • Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop
    April 9th to April 12th 

    The Crafty Planet has chosen the East Side Senior Food Shelf as the recipient of donations made during the 2015 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. Thanks Crafty Planet!! Learn more about the event at http://craftyplanet.com/events/.

  • Elder Law Clinic at ESNS
    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: April 18, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26 and October 24. 

  • The 19th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
    May 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - at the Nicollet Island Pavilion
    Enjoy more than 200 wines, local food, beer, spirits, cigars, great music, and silent auction. 


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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