Tea Time at Aliveness Project

Tea Time is a peer support network for trans femme identifying individuals living in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. The mission of Tea Time is to offer safer spaces for trans femme folks, a highly vulnerable and stigmatized population. Tea Time offers various resources such as access to HRT injection supplies, a free PrEP…

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Mental Health Services Open at Aliveness

Aliveness has opened mental health services and has openings for new clients. We provide compassionate care with a specific understanding in HIV, Trauma, and LGBTQ+ services. Bianca Bodine-Haag has a passion for working with individuals who identify in the LGBTQIA2+ community, individuals who are living with HIV, and folks who have experienced complex trauma. She…

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Aliveness Launches Mobile Syringe Exchange Unit

Syringe exchange programs that were established decades ago to slow the spread of HIV are just as important now as they were then. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, HIV infections have spread rapidly through unprotected sex and injection drug use. We know that sharing syringes and injection drug equipment makes it easier for…

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2021 Holiday Gift Program

The Holiday Gift Program is back, and for the second year in a row, it will be a weeklong celebration! Members who live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are encourage to come in on December 13-17 to collect gifts—no appointment or application necessary; it will be “first come, first served.” We are encouraging folks to…

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Meet Our New Staff

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. Taylor Scott (he/him) – Case Management Taylor has been working in HIV/STI health for the past two years in Oklahoma City. It was there…

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Aliveness Opens Minnesota’s First Free PrEP Clinic

Aliveness began offering free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on September 1, 2021 The Aliveness Project’s Free PrEP Clinic, THRIVE, Is Now Open. Minnesota residents can now receive free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at THRIVE, the Aliveness Project’s Clinical Services. THRIVE at Aliveness began offering Free PrEP services on September 1, 2021. PrEP is a daily pill used…

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FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC

The Aliveness Project is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, September 16 in partnership with the Planned Parenthood. Clinicians from Planned Parenthood will be administering the Moderna (2 dose) vaccine on September 16 starting at 4:00 pm. Must be 18+ years or older for this vaccine. Walk-in appointments are welcomed. If you would…

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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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