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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.

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A Safe Place of Support

"Aliveness has been a support in healthcare, both mental and physical and has given me a place to join a community and further my leadership skills.

My life is healthier, less scary, and highly empowered because of The Aliveness Project."

- Alex

A Community of Friends

"I volunteer to honor my friend Marc, who died 20 years ago from complications related to AIDS. Volunteering has given me a community and I was welcomed from the very beginning.

Volunteering at Aliveness also pushes me to learn more about the issues that people living with HIV face, like addiction, mental health, and housing." 

- Peggy

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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

Newsletter & Updates

Minnesota Lynx Volunteer At Aliveness

December 27, 2018

The Lynx volunteered at The Aliveness Project for the Holiday Gift Program last Wednesday and made a video about their experience. Thank you to everyone who made the 29th year of the Holiday Gift Program special for our members!

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Holiday Gift Program 2018

October 18, 2018

Help spread holiday cheer with The Aliveness Project during the annual Holiday Giveaway & Party.  This year, the Aliveness tradition will feature: games, entertainment, winter accessories give-away, homemade cookies, stockings, poinsettias for members to take home, and a delicious holiday meal.  Gifts will be mailed or delivered to members with mobility impairment or other medical…

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Upcoming Events

Nov
17
Sun
CLOSED
Nov 17 all-day

The Aliveness Project is CLOSED for all services on Sundays.

Nov
18
Mon
Member Survey
Nov 18 – Nov 22 all-day

Members, tell us about your experiences as an Aliveness member! We’ll have staff giving the survey over lunch and dinner starting Thursday, Nov. 7 through Friday, November 22. Folks who complete surveys will be entered in a gift card raffle.

LUNCH:
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Nov
19
Tue
LUNCH:
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER:
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Board Meeting @ The Aliveness Project Conference Room
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Interested in joining our Board? The Board of Directors of The Aliveness Project is seeking qualified individuals to serve as new Board members. Board members serve two-year terms and will involve serving on committees and volunteer work (such as helping with fundraising events, etc.) Individuals with experience in human resources, legal, financial or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Amy Moser, Executive Director, 612-822-7946, ext. 201, amy@aliveness.org

Nov
20
Wed
“Ask the Pharmacist” @ Aliveness Dining Room
Nov 20 @ 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.

LUNCH
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER:
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.