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This Summer

Support Aliveness this summer at participating locations with Charitable Gaming.

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

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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.

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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

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

Meet & Greet with Executive Director Candidates

December 27, 2018

Thank you all for your continued support of Aliveness as we get closer to the finish line in our journey to secure an Executive Director. The help of members, staff, volunteers, donors, and the amazing talent of kpCompanies has truly paid off. Our search ended with 42 total resumes received, 26 potential candidates, and 23 applicants interviewed…

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Minnesota Lynx Volunteer At Aliveness

December 27, 2018

The Lynx volunteered at The Aliveness Project for the Holiday Gift Program last Wednesday and made a video about their experience. Thank you to everyone who made the 29th year of the Holiday Gift Program special for our members!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
10
Wed
NA Meeting
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Narcotics Anonymous meets at Aliveness every Wednesday at 8 pm and Saturday at 10 am. It’s an open meeting, all are welcome. Please come to the side parking lot door and ring the buzzer.

Aug
11
Thu
FREE TICKETS: State Fair Passes for Members
Aug 11 all-day

Starting Thursday, August 11, Aliveness members can pick up a FREE Minnesota State Fair pass that is good for any day. One pass per member, first come-first served, in-person only (sorry, no phone reservations).

Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is open for members by appointment Monday-Friday 9-4:30. Members can use the Food Shelf once each calendar month.

Open for Services 9-4
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is open 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday. Members are warmly welcomed to hang out and socialize as well as access services. Members of the public are welcome to donate, volunteer, and access HIV testing and PrEP.

Dine-In Lunch: SWEDISH MEATBALLS 12-2
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members are welcome to enjoy a hot lunch onsite Monday-Friday from 12 – 2 pm, no appointment needed. Members may bring a guest to eat for free up to 4 times a month and members’ children under 13 eat for free.

RESCHEDULED: “Ask the Pharmacist”
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jeremy from Walgreens will be in the dining room to answer questions about medications on Thursday, August 11 from 12 – 1ish (this was rescheduled from the first Thursday of the month).

TEA TIME Group for Transwomen
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Transwomen are invited to a peer-led support group for transwomen and femme-presenting individuals. Contact Luna or Georgia at (612) 822-7946, ext. 212 for more info!

Aug
12
Fri
FREE TICKETS: State Fair Passes for Members
Aug 12 all-day

Starting Thursday, August 11, Aliveness members can pick up a FREE Minnesota State Fair pass that is good for any day. One pass per member, first come-first served, in-person only (sorry, no phone reservations).

Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is open for members by appointment Monday-Friday 9-4:30. Members can use the Food Shelf once each calendar month.

Open for Services 9-4
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is open 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday. Members are warmly welcomed to hang out and socialize as well as access services. Members of the public are welcome to donate, volunteer, and access HIV testing and PrEP.