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The mission of The Aliveness Project is to link people living with HIV to resources for leading healthy, self-directed lives.

In 1985, in the early days of the epidemic when The Aliveness Project was founded, there were few services for people with AIDS and no effective treatments. The first members gathered in homes to share a meal and fellowship while they mapped out solutions to their problems.

The Aliveness Project has been an active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota ever since.

What started out as a small group of people gathering to share potluck meals has grown into a membership organization that now serves one out of four Minnesotans living with HIV or AIDS.

Over the years, The Aliveness Project has developed an innovative set of essential services and programs to address the needs of its members. We offer a food shelf and hot meals to support daily nutrition, outreach and case management services to get people tested and into medical care, integrative therapies to alleviate the side effects of HIV medications and promote general well-being, and much more.

The Aliveness Project is an environment that welcomes all people impacted by HIV and AIDS. It promotes the hope, strength and courage required of people living with HIV. We are committed to maintaining a space that provides support, information, and important services to enhance the quality of lives of those affected.

Board of Directors

Daniel Cashman, Clara Choe, Noel Dokken, Max Fallek, Dennis Glock, David Hancox, Joe Larson, Julie McCauley, Sharon Roberg-Perez, Barbara Satin, Scott Schlaffman, Mark Stenvik, Steve Thompson, Joe Watters, David Welper, Robert Williams

Interested in Joining our Board? The Board of Directors of The Aliveness Project is seeking qualified individuals to serve as new Board members. Board members serve two-year terms and will involve serving on committees and volunteer work (such as helping with fund-raising events, etc.) Individuals with experience in human resources, legal, financial or fund-raising are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please contact Joe Larson, Executive Director at 612-824-LIFE (5433), ext. 201.

The Aliveness Project

Our Location

Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

The Aliveness Project is located at:
3808 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Phone: 612.824.LIFE (5433)

The Aliveness Project Annual Reports

To encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

All reports are PDF documents.

2014 Annual Report

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The Aliveness Project

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Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

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