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!
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.
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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!
Thursday, September 10th 6pm
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
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.
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!!)
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 +
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