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.

April is National Child Abuse 
Prevention Month

The East Minneapolis Exchange Club is hosting a Community Baby Shower to support organizations that work to prevent child abuse.

All goods purchased and donated will go directly to children and families from:

The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Prevent Child Abuse MN

East Side Neighborhood Services’
   Child Development Center

La Oportunidad

Sheridan Neighborhood Clinic.

Visit East Minneapolis Exchange Club's Event Page
on Facebook for more information.


East Side Neighborhood Services
is continuing to provide
MNsure enrollment services. 

While the big March 31 deadline for enrollment has passed, people may still enroll in health insurance at any time through the year if:

  • They qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.


  • Are purchasing private coverage, but have had a “qualifying life event” that changes their insurance/financial needs or causes them to lose other coverage (such as a change in family size, income, etc.)

MNsure Navigator services are available at for anyone who has questions about MNsure or wants help enrolling in health insurance. 

Walk-in help in both English and Somali is available on Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. at 1700 Second St NE. 

For assistance or appointments at another time, contact Colleen O’Connor Toberman at 612-787-4083. 

As always, these services are free and open to everyone regardless of income or place of residence.

2014 Wine Tasting

Mark your calendars for an evening of wine, food, spectacular views and entertainment! On Thursday, May 8th, East Side Neighborhood Services will host its annual East Side Wine Tasting at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Tickets and proceeds benefit the many programs of East Side Neighborhood Services. 

An Array of Fine Wines
River Liquor Store and Surdyk's will provide a variety of wines for the East Side Wine Tasting from many regions. A selection of micro brews, spirits and alcohol-free options are also available for sampling. Taste wines you've never tried, enjoy some of your favorites, and have your questions answered by the experts.

Famous East Side Cuisine
Minneapolis is home to a variety of exciting ethnic and classic American restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and caterers. Samples from eateries such as Jax Café, Nye's and Stanley's will enhance your wine tasting experience.

Silent Auction
Bid on fabulous items from fine jewelry to sports equipment. Choice items such as restaurant and entertainment certificates, sport suites and tickets, recreation and vacation packages, original art and more. The East Side Wine Tasting silent auction raises additional funds that provide the opportunity to support East Side Neighborhood Services programs that strengthen the community of Northeast Minneapolis. 

It's a great day in the NEIGHBORHOOD!

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Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
East Side Neighborhood Services NE
1700 2nd Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612.781.6011

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