East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human services agency that provides basic needs resources and socialservices to individuals, families and neighborhoods primarily locatedin Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Its purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life. Since 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services hasserved immigrant, refugee and low income individuals and families. In 2005 East Side Neighborhood Services served over 12,500 individualsthrough itsbroad range of community-based social services. These services address access to basic needs,issues of family violence, housing, effective parenting, adolescent pregnancy, truancy and school performance, legal problems, mental health, divorce/separation, school readiness and literacy, andissues of aging.