Meeting the Moment – HIV Homelessness

Written By: Akello Alay & Alisha Vankirk The Aliveness Project is pleased to announce a Rapid Rehousing Program for individuals who are living with HIV. This program is centered around the Housing First approach, which promotes permanent housing to individuals who are experiencing homelessness before addressing other life necessities (mental health, employment, medical needs, substance…

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Three Extraordinary Women Join Aliveness Board Of Directors

The Aliveness Project welcomes three newly elected board members to its Board of Directors. Each new board member brings mission-driven passion, personal experience, and professional expertise to the Aliveness Project. For the first time, women have an equal part representation on the Aliveness Project Board – we are excited the positive impact this will have! When…

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New Staff Join Aliveness

The Aliveness Project welcomes several new staff to the team. We are excited to see what new accomplishments we will achieve together. Learn more about each person in their bio below. James McMurray (he/him) – Case Management Supervisor James has 20+ years of experience in crisis management, extensive customer service background, mental health counseling, instructional…

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Rent Help MN

If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance. This program was created to help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen. If you find yourself in this position, we…

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FREE COVD-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Aliveness Project is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, April 30 in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Clinicians from MDH will be administering the Pfizer (2 dose) vaccine on April 30 starting at 2:00 pm (first dose) and on May 21 at 2:00 pm (second dose). Please make sure…

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Update: Red Ribbon Ride 2021

It’s a new year, a new hope, and a new beginning for Minnesota’s Red Ribbon Ride! We are extremely excited to announce that The Aliveness Project will be leading the operations and vision of the Red Ribbon Ride going forward. Aliveness is dedicated to providing the necessary staffing, resources, support, and infrastructure to ensure each…

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COVID- 19 Update (11/25/2020)

In response to COVID-19 cases in Minnesota rising at alarming rates, Gov. Tim Waltz announced new restrictions for the entire state effective Friday, November 20, 2020. As we continue to navigate the changing needs of the HIV community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aliveness is committed to remain open. For updated information about service changes and…

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Holiday Gift Program 2020

Help spread holiday cheer with The Aliveness Project during the annual Holiday Gift Program, December 14-18th. This year, the Holiday Gift Program is semi-virtual, and goes for a whole week! Members residing in the Twin Cities are encouraged to collect their winterwear (hats, scarves, gloves and socks), stockings, cookies, etc. in person at the Aliveness Project. Folks who live outside of the Twin…

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Leaving A Legacy

If you’ve had the opportunity to meet Rick Marsden you would understand why he is considered an Aliveness Legacy. Before being diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, you would find Rick volunteering every week at the front desk greeting members and scheduling appointments, but most importantly connecting with our members. Rick left quite an impact with…

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An Open Letter to Governor Tim Walz & Commissioner Jodi Harpstead

Dear Governor Walz and Commissioner Harpstead, We write collectively to strongly oppose the MN Department of Human Services Medical Assistance Formulary Committee’s changes to the HIV drug class on October 1st that put in place unnecessary barriers to HIV medications that Minnesota’s most vulnerable depend on for their health. We urge you to use your…

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