EFC Community Resources

Community Resources

Payne Avenue

Learn about some of the community resources that are available in the Eastside of Saint Paul. Many of these locations offer free services.

American Indian Family Center
579 Wells Street
Saint Paul, MN 55130

The American Indian Family Center provides culturally specific, holistic services for clients and their families.

Casa de Esperanza
P.O. Box 40115
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Administrative Office:

The mission of Casa de Esperanza is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence. Founded in Saint Paul, MN in 1982, Casa de Esperanza is a national Latina organization whose innovative philosophy and approach are grounded in the strengths, realities and values of Latinas. Casa de Esperanza works to support families, engage communities to end domestic violence and improve services for Latinas across the country.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servico (CLUES)
797 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

An agency working to enhance the quality of life in Minnesota's Latino community. Provides high-quality, language-appropriate and culturally-competent direct services to advance the well-being, health and economic prosperity of Latino individuals and families.

Cookie Cart
946 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130

Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.

Cultural Wellness Center

A nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to developing cultural approaches for positively impacting health and health care, economic development and community building.

Dayton’s Bluff Community Council
798 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

A neighborhood organization designed to encourage participation in and awareness of the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

East Side Area Business Association (ESABA)
1058 East 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 612.205.5693

ESABA seeks to enhance the Eastside business community through advocating for economic stability.

East Side Arts Council
977 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130

A community arts organization offering accessible, low-cost or free arts programs led by professional artists.

Eastside Family Center
Spanish: 651.793.7343
Hmong 651.793.7314


Addressing family history and income, Family Centers identify services and outcomes for individual families on a case by case basis. Family Center staff helps participants with resource and referral services, wealth and asset building strategies, direct service support and cultural and social engagement.

East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Inc. (ESNDC)
965 Payne Avenue, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55130
Main: 651.771.1152
Fax : 651.771.7739

ESNDC is a Twin Cities neighborhood nonprofit community development corporation. Its 32-year history has produced hundreds of community development professionals and leaders.

Family Values for Life
1280 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

A faith-based organization that connects families on the East Side of Saint Paul to community resources that support strong, healthy families.

Hmong American Partnership
Main Office
1075 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

A social service and community development organization whose mission is to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential.

1526 East Sixth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

The East Side Learning Hub@Harding is a part of Adult Basic Education (ABE), program of the Saint Paul Public Schools' Community Education Department. Educational services are available to adults who want to improve their basic skills, earn a GED, prepare for employment or post-secondary education, or learn English.

ABE is also a partner in the Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium, a collaboration of agencies throughout Saint Paul that provide literacy services to adults in our community.

Merrick Community Services
1669 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

This 100+ year old agency provides essential core services aimed at improving the lives of the residents of Saint Paul's Eastside by empowering individuals, strengthening families and promoting their independence.

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 NOON

Mexican Consulate
797 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106

Representing Mexico; to preserve the relations with federal, state and local authorities and to strengthen friendship and cooperation, according with our foreign policy. Protecting the rights of Mexican Nationals living in the district of our responsibility, regardless its legal status in the United States of America; to provide documents to Mexicans and nationals of different countries, according to Mexican Law, and to promote ties with Mexican community.

Mom's Food Shelf
1340 Hazel Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55119

Mom's Food Shelf is founded on the faith of give on to others, as you would give to others. Please call during business hours to schedule appointments. You will need to bring a photo ID to your appointment and fill out an intake form upon arrival.

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (by appointment ONLY)

Payne Arcade Business Association (PABA)
P.O. Box 600368
Saint Paul, MN 55106

PABA works to promote and develop professional business relations, to assist and support emerging and long-standing businesses, and to encourage its members to engage in civic affairs.

Salvation Army
1019 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130

East Side Social Services:
651.776.2653 x7

Saint Paul Eastside Worship and Service Center: 651.776.8169

Offers a wide range of basic needs programs available to anyone in need, without discrimination. They operate a culturally-sensitive food shelf where volunteers prepare a free hot lunch each weekday. In addition, they run an after-school program, weekly kids’ clubs and adult ministries. On Sunday, they gather for Sunday School classes. Salvation Army officers lead worship services.

Urban Roots
463 Maria Ave., Ste. 207
St. Paul, MN 55106

Urban Roots is a Saint Paul organization whose mission is to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community.

YMCA - Saint Paul Eastside
875 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

The YMCA is a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Community programs include Advocacy, Global Services, Youth Intervention Services, Social Services and Volunteerism & Giving.