Eastside Financial Center Services

Services at the Eastside Financial Center

EFC buildingHours: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
The Eastside Financial Center (EFC) in Saint Paul is one of many LSS Financial Counseling locations.


The Eastside Financial Center is Moving!

The EFC and its full range of integrated financial counseling and employment support services will soon be relocating to a new home at 709 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104 in the Lifetrack building.

The current EFC location at 965 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul will permanently close at the end of the business day on March 22, 2019. Services will resume at the new location starting March 28. The Eastside Financial Center is a trusted location of LSS Financial Counseling and a service of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

While we will be leaving our Eastside building and will no longer use the name “Eastside Financial Center,” we will maintain our strong partnerships in the area and continue our community-based approach. Before and after the move, we will continue our work with individuals and partners in the Eastside. We also look forward to creating new opportunities to serve and partner with our new neighbors to ensure stronger and more equitable communities for everyone.


At this office we offer unique services that integrate financial and employment support in addition to the other LSS Financial Counseling services that are available statewide. Many of our staff are bilingual and services are available at this location in English, Hmong and Spanish.

Our community-based approach is designed support both your career and financial goals. We partner with other organizations, individuals and families to create a stronger, more equitable community. Our goal is to meet the needs and aspirations of individuals with low-to-moderate incomes, but services are available to everyone regardless of income.

The EFC is located in the heart of Saint Paul’s Eastside Payne-Phalen neighborhood at the northwest corner of Payne and Case Avenues on the 64 bus route. Free parking is available in the back of the building on Case Avenue, and there is a front and rear building entrance.

If you have questions or would like to get started with a service, please call 651.771.2566 or reach out via our contact form.

man with childUnique EFC Services & Resources

Healthcare Careers Program

The Healthcare Careers Program supports jobseekers looking to enter or advance in the healthcare industry through:

  • Career counseling
  • Skills Training
  • Credentialing Opportunities
  • Additional Education Supports like Refresher Courses and Tutoring
  • Connections to Academic Institutions and Employers
  • Financial Coaching
  • Other Supports to Address Barriers to Employment

Community Resources

Financial Products

Get the tools you need to build credit and savings, overcome your debt and effectively manage your money.

Tax Preparation

 File your taxes for free and earn all the tax credits you qualify for.


Eastside Financial Center


Other LSS Employment Resources

LSS TEC Center, Minneapolis

Additional employment resource training opportunities and classes are available at the Lutheran Social Service Training and Education Center (TEC). These free trainings are designed to help community members maximize their job search experience. Learn more about TEC and the services available.

LSS Training and Education Center (TEC)
The Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Other Online Employment Sites

LSS of MN Career Opportunities
Minnesota Works — Free job and employee search
JobConnectMN — Search employment opportunities near you
Star Tribune — Job listings
CAREERwise Education — Explore careers, find a job and plan your education