In This Together
6 Feet Apart

We continue our commitment to safely provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS during the cold winter months.

COVID-19 Updates
Turning The Dial

We continue our commitment to safely provide essential services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Be Your Authentic Self

Life, Not Just Survival

Be Supported

About The Aliveness Project

Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy, self-directed life, and people living with HIV should not feel stuck, isolated, or stigmatized.

The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, we have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking our members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives.

Moncies 4

“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

PETER

“I’d never worked in a kitchen before besides my own. I didn’t know what to expect, but I fell in love with Aliveness. I like being busy, and the kitchen keeps you active. Chef Kris is also an incredible chef and person; everything he makes is amazing.

Aliveness has changed my life. I can’t imagine not being here. I’m 70 now and I’d like to still be coming in when I’m 90.”

- Peter

Benefits
for our members

Meals & Food Shelf

Our  Dining Room is the heart of our community. Hot, scratch-cooked meals are available six days a week and specifically prepared to benefit people living with HIV.

Our Food Shelf is open four days a week and members can visit monthly and select up to 60 pounds of groceries.

Integrative Therapy

Useful therapies such as

Acupuncture
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Talk Therapy

Provided to members at no cost in a clean, comfortable space where members can relax and receive the full benefits of these therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Full-time dietitian who specializes in HIV related nutrition needs offering:

Body composition analysis
Nutrition coaching
Linkage to state nutrition programs
Menu planning and creation of shopping lists
Care coordination with other health care professionals

Case Management

Linking members to resources to restore or sustain stability including:

Medication assistance
Health insurance and benefits
Housing resources
Sex/HIV education
Employment
Chemical use and mental health resources

Member Services

Maximizing the member experience and helping members connect to community through:

Free tickets to cultural and sporting events
Fun and educational activities at the community center

Know your status

Get tested to find out if you are living with HIV. Aliveness offers testing during regular business hours.

Become a member

1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV

2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

Support or Volunteer

We have an active, large family of supporters at The Aliveness Project. Many of our supporters do some or all of the following:

  • Raise funds through Dining Out For Life and other events
  • Volunteer at our community center
  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national level

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Newsletter & Updates

Jeffrey: Administrative Volunteer

September 14, 2017

I became a volunteer at The Aliveness Project beginning in March 2017. I had just quit my full-time position and wanted to fill my newly-found time with something constructive. One of my favorite past jobs was at the Minnesota AIDS Project so I was aware of all the great things The Aliveness Project does. I…

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Aliveline Update: August 2017

September 14, 2017

It’s hard to believe the season is about to change again! As these last days of summer approach, we are already thinking carefully about what Fall and 2018 will bring. This has been a year of many gifts -new people, new donors, new members and new staff – and of course our amazing and solid…

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Upcoming Events

Nov
30
Mon
OPEN for To-Go Food
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Dec
2
Wed
OPEN for To-Go Food
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Dec
4
Fri
OPEN for To-Go Food
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Dec
7
Mon
OPEN for To-Go Food
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.