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Happy Fall and Thank you!

29 Sep


Stella Steps Out was a huge success this year. We raised over $55,000 which goes directly to support women living with HIV that BABES serves. We would like to thank everyone that attended; our sponsors, our amazing Emcee Sister Glo Euro N’Wei and especially our Stella Steps Out committee: Caroline Brown, Amelia Vader, Jaimie Laitinen, Jackie Leone-Pleasant, Sarah Kent, Pat Migliore and Nicole Price, you all made this event successful!


Click here to see the video we played at Stella!
Click here and here to see more of the photos from the event!


Fall newsletter!

31 Aug

Retreat Reflections in our Fall newsletter!

We had a blast at this years Annual BABES Retreat! Our Fall newsletter shares some of the quotes from women who attended the retreat and pictures.

it takes a village

Click here to read the full newsletter and view our mon on calendar!


We are pleased to announce our new Lead Case Manager, Andrea Yoshida!

We are really excited to have Andrea join the BABES team! Andrea is available to provide cases management services to the BABES members, give her a call, 206-720-5566 or stop by to meet her. Click here to read her bio!


Stella Steps Out!

28 Jul


Stella Steps Out!

Thursday, September 10th 6pm
Georgetown Ballroom
Early bird tickets are $100 until August, 10 and then go up to $150!

This inspiring and lively annual benefit, hosted by Sister Glo Euro’N Wei, will include a silent auction, dinner, wine, and dancing!

2015 Honoree: Michele Peake Andrasik, Ph.D.
Community advocate for social justice, clinical health psychologist Fred Hutchinson


Click here to register

Here Comes The Sun!!

2 Jun

SunshineSummer is Here, and the Time is Right for Retreat!!

Just a reminder to get your BABES Retreat applications in by June 19th. We will notify the lucky participants of their acceptance by June 26th! For a retreat application or if you have any questions, please call the BABES office at 206-720-5566. Thanks!!

We Say Good-Bye and Good Luck To Emelia Udd.

Emelia Udd 1.20.15

It is with great sadness that we say good bye and good luck to Emelia. We are incredibly grateful for her service to the BABES Network. She is leaving us to pursue her dream of becoming a Mid-Wife. She will begin her classes in June, and her last day with us will be June 12th, so please call and wish her luck!

We will hire a new Case Manager to assist those that need help with housing, Doctor appointments, EIP renewals, etc. (All of the fabulous work that Emelia has helped so many of our members with!!)

BABES Talking Newsletter – How Do YOU Define HIV?aids ribbon

  We asked BABES members several questions about how they define HIV. We posed the questions to HIV+ and affected women via phone calls, social media, and emails. The responses we got were enlightening and some were surprising. Below are the responses:

What’s ONE word you would use to describe HIV and how many years have you been HIV+ or affected by HIV?


Manageable -22 years +, 15 years +
Complicated – 24 years +, 21 years +, 15 years affected
Misunderstood – 5 years affected, 27 years +
Contaminated – 10 years +
Alive – 20 years +
Survivable – 21 years +
Challenging – 26 years +
Isolating – 8 months +

To view the full newsletter, click here..

We are hiring AND Retreat’s coming!

30 Apr

BABES Annual Leadership Retreat 2015
July 10-12th at Camp Burton – Vashon Island

beachpictureIt’s that time of year again!! Come take a break from the stresses of daily life with us!

Applications Mailed Out – May 15th
Applications Due – June 19th
Retreat Notifications – June 26th
Payments/Scholarships Due – July 3rd

Spaces for retreat are on a first-come first-served basis, so please don’t wait to turn in your application. To request an application, please call the BABES office at 206-720-5566.

friendshipEverett Support Group is Back!! We have re-started the Everett Support Group for HIV+ women.

When: Last Wednesday of every month from 2pm – 3:30pm

Where: YWCA building – 3301 Broadway, Everett. The door to our meeting room is on the back of the building.

We will take the time to support each other, and enjoy a yummy snack too.

Please call to RSVP at 206-720-5566.



BABES Lead Case Manager #15-0417

LOCATION: Seneca – 1118 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

REPORTS TO: BABES Program Manager

DESCRIPTION: BABES Network-YWCA is a peer leadership program for women and families affected by HIV, a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES promotes self-empowerment, reduces isolation, enhances quality of life and serves the needs of women living with HIV and their families through peer support, advocacy, education and outreach.

The Lead Case Manager will provide non-medical case management services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) by phone or in person. They will work closely with the Program Manager to coach peer staff to maintain effective program structures and systems related to Non-Medical Case Management activities and lead programmatic compliance activities.

To read the full job description click here!