Free PrEP Clinic
Now Available

The Aliveness Project’s Free PrEP Clinic, THRIVE, is Now Open.

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.

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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

Aliveness Opens Minnesota’s First Free PrEP Clinic

September 20, 2021

Aliveness began offering free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on September 1, 2021 The Aliveness Project’s Free PrEP Clinic, THRIVE, Is Now Open. Minnesota residents can now receive free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at THRIVE, the Aliveness Project’s Clinical Services. THRIVE at Aliveness began offering Free PrEP services on September 1, 2021. PrEP is a daily pill used…

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FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC

August 31, 2021

The Aliveness Project is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, September 16 in partnership with the Planned Parenthood. Clinicians from Planned Parenthood will be administering the Moderna (2 dose) vaccine on September 16 starting at 4:00 pm. Must be 18+ years or older for this vaccine. Walk-in appointments are welcomed. If you would…

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Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Sat
Building CLOSED
Dec 4 all-day
Red Undie Run
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are back and ready to strip down to end HIV stigma! Please join us for our second annual Red Undie Run. The event is in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The route is just over a mile run across the iconic Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis on December 4th. Please arrive on the Mill Ruins (downtown) side of Stone Arch Bridge by 12p.m. and be ready to strip down to your Red Undies to strip away stigma about HIV/AIDS.

Register Today: https://bit.ly/RedUndieRun21

Grab your red briefs, bra, boxers, panties, jockstrap, or thong and get ready for the coldest and most meaningful run of the year. Every body is welcome!

Dec
5
Sun
Building CLOSED
Dec 5 all-day
Dec
6
Mon
Food Shelf OPEN 10 am – 2:30 pm
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The food shelf is open every week day except Thursday for shopping (appointment required) and donations.

OPEN for Services 10 am – 3 pm
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is OPEN Monday-Friday from 10 am – 3 pm for members to socialize, get to-go meals, use computers, and hang out. Visitors may get tested, access PrEP, volunteer, or donate.

Dine-in Lunch: 12 – 2 pm
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members can enjoy a dine-in lunch from 12-2 pm on weekdays. Members may bring up to 4 guests per month to eat onsite as well – please check in at the Front Desk. Children 12 and under eat for free.

Dec
7
Tue
Food Shelf OPEN 10 am – 2:30 pm
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The food shelf is open every week day except Thursday for shopping (appointment required) and donations.

OPEN for Services 10 am – 3 pm
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is OPEN Monday-Friday from 10 am – 3 pm for members to socialize, get to-go meals, use computers, and hang out. Visitors may get tested, access PrEP, volunteer, or donate.

Bingo for Members
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members, join us for bingo before lunch every Tuesday at 11 am to win prizes and glory!

Dine-in Lunch: 12 – 2 pm
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members can enjoy a dine-in lunch from 12-2 pm on weekdays. Members may bring up to 4 guests per month to eat onsite as well – please check in at the Front Desk. Children 12 and under eat for free.