How we started…
And where we’re going.

We believe a world without HIV is not only possible — it’s in sight.

The Aliveness Project supports people living with and at the greatest risk of HIV through transformative resources and direct services.

Everything we do shares a single mission that we haven’t strayed from in nearly 40 years: to empower healthy, self-directed lives.

  • Food and nutrition support
  • Case management and housing help
  • PrEP and PEP
  • HIV testing
  • Support groups
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"I’ve been a volunteer and contributor of Aliveness for over 20 years. You are making an investment in the community, the person, and ultimately investing in yourself that you are really helping people that need support"

- Rich

Behind Our Name

The Aliveness Project was founded in 1985 by a group of community members living with HIV who wanted to celebrate simply being ALIVE.
They gathered with their loved ones for potlucks where they could unite over food and foster healing in those devastating early days of the HIV epidemic.
Modern treatments allow people living with HIV to live long, healthy lives, but HIV still carries some stigma and barriers — so the spirit of fellowship and joy that we were born with remains critical.
Our work today wouldn’t be possible without our founding members’ fierce hope and heart.
We dedicate every day to our members who have lost their lives to HIV-related illness.

Meet the people who
power the Aliveness Project

Our mission-driven staff is made up of dedicated leadership, a tireless administrative crew, qualified clinical and social services teams, and food program pros who keep our most impactful services going day in and day out.

Join Us On Our Mission

On board with what we’re doing? Hop in — there are plenty of ways to get involved with the Aliveness Project.
You can contribute directly to our efforts with financial and in-kind donations, or join our passionate volunteer team to help provide direct services for our community.