Mental Health
Now Available

Compassionate care with a specific understanding in HIV, Trauma, and LGBTQ+ services.

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 Launches Mobile Syringe Exchange Unit

February 7, 2022

Syringe exchange programs that were established decades ago to slow the spread of HIV are just as important now as they were then. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, HIV infections have spread rapidly through unprotected sex and injection drug use. We know that sharing syringes and injection drug equipment makes it easier for…

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2021 Holiday Gift Program

November 29, 2021

The Holiday Gift Program is back, and for the second year in a row, it will be a weeklong celebration! Members who live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are encourage to come in on December 13-17 to collect gifts—no appointment or application necessary; it will be “first come, first served.” We are encouraging folks to…

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Upcoming Events

May
19
Thu
Food Shelf Open 9-4:30
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is open for members by appointment Monday-Thursday 9-4:30 and Friday 9-3:30. Members can use the Food Shelf once each calendar month.

OPEN for Services 9-5
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-4 Fridays. Members are warmly welcomed to hang out and socialize as well as access services. Members of the public are welcome to donate, volunteer, or access HIV testing and PrEP.

Dine-In Lunch: TROUT & RICE 12 – 2
May 19 @ 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.

TEA TIME Group for Transwomen
May 19 @ 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!

May
20
Fri
Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is open for members by appointment Monday-Thursday 9-4:30 and Friday 9-3:30. Members can use the Food Shelf once each calendar month.

OPEN for Services 9-4
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-4 Fridays. Members are warmly welcomed to hang out and socialize as well as access services. Members of the public are welcome to donate, volunteer, or access HIV testing and PrEP.

Dine-In Lunch: LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN 12 – 2
May 20 @ 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.

May
21
Sat
Building CLOSED
May 21 all-day
NA Meeting
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

May
22
Sun
Building CLOSED
May 22 all-day