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

2022 Holiday Fest & Feast

October 19, 2022

The holiday celebration is back! Members who live in Minneapolis/St. Paul are welcome to come in December 13th and 14th (Tuesday and Wednesday) to collect gifts and enjoy the festivities! FAQ What will members receive this year? Hats, gloves, toys (courtesy of toys 4 tots) and a Target Gift Card are available as presents. For…

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We Can End HIV.

October 7, 2022

We are expanding our building and services. The demand is growing for the HIV-related leadership, expertise, community, services, and facilities of the Aliveness Project. The twin pandemics of HIV and COVID-19 have been devastating for people living with and at the highest risk of HIV in Minnesota. COVID has caused record rates of unemployment, food…

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Upcoming Events

Dec
5
Mon
Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Dec 5 @ 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 5 @ 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: SPAGHETTI, MEATBALLS 12-2
Dec 5 @ 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.

MENTAL HEALTH MONDAYS Support Group
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join our mental health practitioner Bianca Bodine-Haag for a free support group open to all Aliveness members! “Mental Health Mondays” is held every-other-Monday from 1 – 2 pm. It’s a mental health support group for members to gain support and skills to manage emotional health. Contact [email protected] or (612) 822-7946, ext. 220 with questions. All members are welcome, no RSVP needed.

Dec
6
Tue
Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Dec 6 @ 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 6 @ 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.

BINGO for Members
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

All members are welcome to join Jackie and Joe Reyes in playing bingo in the dining room for prizes before lunch! Bingo is called every Tuesday at 11 am.

Housing Drop-in Hours
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Members can stop by (first come, first served) to learn about housing resources, apply for housing-related financial support, and get a coordinated entry assessment to get waitlisted for housing.

Dine-In Lunch: 12-2
Dec 6 @ 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.

A+ Peer Support Group
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

All Aliveness members are warmly welcomed to join a six-week long peer support group! Topics include disclosure, medication, and more. Contact Joe at [email protected] for more info!