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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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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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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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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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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If you’ve lost income due to COVID-19, emergency financial help is available for housing costs like rent, mortgage payments, and utilities. You may qualify for help with housing costs if you: Live in Hennepin County Have current household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (about $65,160 for a family of three)…

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Updated 8/15/2020 The Aliveness Project is considered an essential service and we will continue our commitment to the care and wellbeing of the HIV community during this crisis. Over the past months, we have safely distributed over 11,400 to-go meals and over 3,050 bags of groceries to folks living with HIV. We fully expect these…

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The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, was on June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBT-friendly bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City. For six days, patrons of that bar, led by trans women of color, engaged in violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street,…

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After much thought and consideration, the Aliveness Project has made the difficult decision to postpone Dining Out For Life due to the current COVID-19 crisis. As of today, Dining Out For Life will be rescheduled to take place on Thursday September 24, 2020. Thank you for your continued support of Dining Out For Life and…

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As leaders in the HIV community, we are taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst the immunocompromised community we serve. With the safety and health of our members, volunteers, and staff being our number one priority, the following policies/protocols have been implemented. On Tuesday, March 17th Aliveness will close all public…

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