We Can
End the Epidemic

The demand is growing for the HIV-related leadership, expertise, community, services, and facilities of the Aliveness Project.

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

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"Aliveness is a great community to be part of. As a volunteer, there are tons of great opportunities for me to give back to a community I care about. I know that what I am doing is making a difference, and the members and staff remind me of that everytime I'm here.

– Reed

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.

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

Holiday Gift Program Update

October 12, 2017

You might have heard we are making some changes to the Holiday Gift Program. A group of members, staff, and volunteers brainstormed ways to build community around the holidays while still allowing for plenty of opportunities for people to volunteer and donate to the effort. Here are some opportunities for you to participate in this…

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Food Shelf Reaches July Goal!

September 14, 2017

A BIG thank you to everyone who donated to The Aliveness Project Food Shelf in July! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise $5,282 and $5,000 will be matched by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. It truly took a community to help us surpass our goal. We’re grateful for: A…

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Upcoming Events

Dec
10
Sat
Building CLOSED
Dec 10 all-day
NA Meeting
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Sun
Building CLOSED
Dec 11 all-day
Dec
12
Mon
Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Open for Services 9-4
Dec 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.

Dine-In Lunch: ASIAN PEANUT CHICKEN 12-2
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Tue
Holiday Fest for Members
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

Aliveness members can drop in to enjoy holiday food, activities, and receive hats and gloves, cookies, and small gift cards. No registration necessary, come either day! If you have kids in the household, pick out a toy from 10 am – 3 pm. Bingo for prizes will take place at 11 am.

Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Open for Services 9-4
Dec 13 @ 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.

Housing Drop-in Hours
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aliveness members and folks living with HIV can drop in to for walk-in housing support every Tuesday from 10 – noon and 1 – 3 pm. Services include: housing needs assessment, coordinated entry assessment, referrals for some housing services, one-time housing consultation, information about current openings, waitlists, and financial assistance. Assistance is first come, first served.