The Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
The Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services (OMS) is now providing assistance every Tuesday at East Side Neighborhood Services!
Their mission is to facilitate the delivery of county services to diverse, limited English proficiency (LEP) populations in an efficient, effective and culturally sensitive manner. The OMS helps clients by asking the right questions and making sure they understand what information is being requested so they can access needed programs.
LEP clients are assisted with applying for benefits, housing issues, immigra-tion problems, completing employment applications, enrolling in English language and citizenship classes, and much more!
As with all government programs, they make do with limited staffing and hours pending legislative action to increase funding levels. One of their current goals is to move more of their office staff into the communities where most of their clients reside, hence their collaboration with East Side Neighborhood Services.