Essential Service

Aliveness changes hours of operations/services during Stay at Home Order. 

Living Life

People living with HIV leading healthy & self-directed lives

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

COVID-19 Emergency Response

March 16, 2020

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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Three Brilliant Women Join Aliveness

February 12, 2020

We continue to grow and flourish! The Aliveness Project welcomes three mission driven women to our staff and our Board of Directors. Learn more about each person in their bio below. Josephine M. Hovers – Early Intervention Navigator Josephine M Hovers (she/her) is not your average business woman: she owns and runs Favor Creation Salon and…

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Upcoming Events

Apr
9
Thu
CLOSED for All Services
Apr 9 all-day

Due to the governor’s stay-at-home order, we will reduced hours from 3/30 – 4/10. Members may pick up to-go meals and pre-packed groceries Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm. We are CLOSED all other times (though case management, nutrition, housing, and mental health services remain available over the phone).

Apr
10
Fri
TO GO Food Shelf/Meal:
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Due to the governor’s stay-at-home order, we will reduced hours from 3/30 – 4/10. Members may pick up to-go meals and pre-packed groceries Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm. We are CLOSED all other times (though case management, nutrition, housing, and mental health services remain available over the phone).

Apr
11
Sat
CLOSED for all services
Apr 11 all-day
Apr
12
Sun
CLOSED for all services
Apr 12 all-day
Apr
15
Wed
CANCELLED: “Ask the Pharmacist” @ Aliveness Dining Room
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tim from Community: A Walgreens Pharmacy will be available in the dining room over lunch the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 12-1 pm for questions about medications or pharmacies.

CANCELLED: “The Ladies Room” for Transwomen
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Transgender women who are Aliveness members are invited to “The Ladies Room,” a social support group for transwomen. Please contact Katrina Loera, Member Services Assistant (katrina@aliveness.org, ext. 202) to join and for more info.

Apr
16
Thu
CANCELLED: Bingo for Members
Apr 16 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Members, join us in the dining room before lunch to play Bingo! Win prizes and glory, meet other members, and then enjoy a nice meal.

CANCELLED: NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NA meets in the Aliveness conference room every Thursday at 6 pm. This meeting is open to the public and anyone who struggles with substance use. The contact is Shane Fouquette at godshaste@gmail.com, more info here: https://na.org/?ID=bulletins-bull27&ID=bulletins-bull27

Apr
17
Fri
CANCELLED: Trivia for Members
Apr 17 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Trivia is held for members in the dining room with Katrina or Zay every other Friday from 11:15 – 11:45 am. It’s a good way to kill some time before lunch and we play for small giftcards!

Apr
18
Sat
CLOSED for all services
Apr 18 all-day