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:

  • FREE Computer Basics Training
    February 5: Online Practice (9:30-10:30) and Northstar Certification Exam! (10:30 -12:30). For those interested, please contact Ellen Stavreff at (612) 787-4095.

  • Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle 
    Saturday - February 6 - 9:30 AM
    The biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota! Participants come from around the country to participate in this fun and challenging winter race. All proceeds benefit Camp Bovey, a summer youth program of East Side. www.snowshoeshuffle.org

  • 40th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM seating
    Admission by ticket only - Cost $4.00

Presenting Sponsor

  • FREE Financial Empowerment Sessions at East Side
    Strategies for Paying off Debt
    February 11, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn the shortcuts that lenders and debt collectors don't want you to know and begin your journey to financial freedom! Call (612) 787-4068 to register. 

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions - Six week workshop
    February 16 to March 22 - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Contact Brenna Horn to register: (612) 787-4055 or bhorn@esns.org

  • Prepare and Prosper FREE Tax Preparation
    Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings
    January 23 - April 18 at East Side

    Prepare and Prosper will provide free tax preparation to low-income individuals and families. There is no need to sign up – service is walk-in only. The order in which clients are served will be determined randomly. Everyone present at the sign-in time, which is 5:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 8:15 am on Saturday, has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time. Those arriving after the sign in time will be served if there is time.

  • FREE Tax Assistance for Seniors - February 1 to April 13
    AARP will be providing free tax assistance to low-income senior and disabled individuals at East Side. Assistance is by appointment only and may be made in person or by calling the front desk. Volunteer tax preparers will be here Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings beginning February 1 through April 13. Appointment times fill up fast, so if you know anyone that could benefit, encourage them to call early. (612) 781-6011

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays January 25 to April 13
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at East Side
    12 week class to reduce risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through coordinated movements in a slow, circular, flowing motion. $10 suggested donation pays for 24 classes. Contact Brenna Horn to register 612-787-4055, bhorn@esns.org. Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance is sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging in the 7 county metro area.  

  • FREE Computer Basics Training in Spanish
    February 22: 10:30-12:30, Basic computer
    February 23: 10:30-12:30, Microsoft Word
    February 24: 10:30-12:30, Internet
    February 25: 11:30-1:30, Gmail
    February 26: 9:30-10:30 Computer Practice/Review, 10:30-12:30 Northstar Certification Exam. For those interested, please contact Ellen Stavreff at (612) 787-4095 to RSVP.

  • Elder Law Clinics at ESNS - Next Clinic: April 23, 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: April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24 and October 22. 


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      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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