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Aliveness is committed to serve the HIV community until this crisis ends. 

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.

Moncies 4

“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

PETER

“I’d never worked in a kitchen before besides my own. I didn’t know what to expect, but I fell in love with Aliveness. I like being busy, and the kitchen keeps you active. Chef Kris is also an incredible chef and person; everything he makes is amazing.

Aliveness has changed my life. I can’t imagine not being here. I’m 70 now and I’d like to still be coming in when I’m 90.”

- Peter

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

March is Minnesota FoodShare Month

March 12, 2018

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is excited to be participating in Minnesota FoodShare‘s March Campaign again this year. Minnesota FoodShare is a program of Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) that aims to address poverty and food insecurity through involving thousands of Minnesotans in advocacy, education, and awareness efforts. Every year, people come together to…

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Minneapolis City Council Puts Ending HIV on the Fast-Track

March 12, 2018

Aliveness joined our friends at Minnesota AIDS Project as Mayor Jacob Frey signed a resolution that puts Minneapolis on the fast track to end the HIV epidemic. The goals are 90% of PLHIV know their status, are on antiretroviral therapy, and achieve viral suppression, and the elimination of HIV stigma and discrimination. Minneapolis is one…

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Upcoming Events

Jun
5
Fri
OPEN for To-Go Food
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Jun
8
Mon
OPEN for To-Go Food
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Jun
10
Wed
OPEN for To-Go Food
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.

Jun
12
Fri
OPEN for To-Go Food
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members, drop by Aliveness Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 am – 3 pm to pick up to-go food.

You will receive up to 4 takeout meals, produce, bread, and other food items with each visit. Every 14 days, you can receive 2 pre-packed bags of nonperishable groceries plus a bag of frozen meat and dairy.

No appointment is needed, just show up! And dress for the weather – you will be required to wait outside in the parking lot for up to 20-30 minutes as we serve members one at a time.

Please call the Front Desk during operating hours with questions. For everyone’s safety, there are no plans to re-open the building anytime soon.