Become a member of the Aliveness Project

Free HIV Support Services

Case Management

Support and resources to improve your physical, mental, and chemical health

Housing Help

Coordinated Entry Assessments and other help to find and keep housing

HIV Resources

Get Connected with additional resources and make an appointment

Healthy, Hearty Meals

Healthy, scratch-made to-go meals and hot lunches in a community dining space

Choice-Model Food Shelf

Groceries for your dietary needs (and likes!) including meat, dairy, and produce

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Individual counseling, prescription nutrition supplements, and referrals for meal delivery services

A+ Peer Support

Peer-led discussion that builds community among our diverse members

Tea Time

Safe, supportive space for trans femme folx to connect and access care

What Does it Mean to be a Member?

Like pioneers of the HIV/AIDS community before us, we take a “for-us, by-us” approach to community care.

We are run by and exist for people living with HIV — there’s shared experience and a deep undercurrent of kinship in our community center.

We call folks who receive our HIV care services “members” because you have ownership here.

At the Aliveness Project, members not only get the care they need, but we also support one another.

How to Become a Member

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You can complete your HIPAA-compliant membership application completely online, on your time. (Need help with your application? Call us at 612.824.LIFE (5433) or contact us by email to arrange a time to complete intake at our community center.)

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Meet with our member services team for a tour of our building. We will connect you to the programs and services you need.

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The best part of what we do is getting to see members living healthy, self-directed lives: physically, mentally, and emotionally. We cannot wait to support you on your journey.

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“The Aliveness Project is a place where seeds of hope are planted. It took me 9.5 years as a member to grasp that concept….now I am ready to start bearing fruit.”

- Moncies

What information
will you need?

You’ll want two types of documentation on hand before you start your application:

  • Proof that you are living with HIV: MyChart documentation, medical visit summary, a letter or note from your physician, etc.
  • Proof of Minnesota residency: State ID or driver's license, utility bill with your current address, copy of your lease

This will help us move you forward as quickly as possible, so you can get to the good stuff as an official member. If you do not have these documents, please contact us — we’ll do our best to assist you.

Our membership looks like
the community around us.

Wondering if this is the place for you?

From where we’re sitting: YES!

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how long you’ve been living with HIV, what gender you’ve embraced, who you love, or where you’re from.

The diversity of the Twin Cities is beautiful, and our members reflect that.

So whatever your identity or your lived experience… If you’re living with HIV, you are welcome here.

Newly diagnosed?

A new HIV diagnosis is an adjustment and can bring up emotions that can be challenging to navigate.

As you process what this new normal means for you, know that we’re here if you need us — and will welcome you with open arms when you’re ready to become a member.

You have a home to Aliveness. Period.