Annual Harvest Dinner
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:30pm
YWCA Multipurpose room
This event for HIV positive women, men and their families!
Join us for a full Thanksgiving Style Meal and a presentation by Dr Cairns on
Disclosing your status and protecting your partner.
Please RSVP to 206-720-5500
This event made possible by:
Its that time of year for the YWCA Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program! If you are a BABES member and have children in your custoday under 18 years old and would like to sign them up for holiday gifts please call Peer Advocate, Camilla Wilson to get signed up by November 14, 2012!
Please notes we will be closed on November 22nd, 23rd, December 24th, 25th and 31st as well as Janurary 1st!
Happy Holidays from the BABES Network-YWCA Staff!
New office hours and exciting news!
BABES Network – YWCA has found out that we will receive Ryan White Part A funding to provide more peer support services to our members! The contract will run from April 1st, 2012 to February 28th, 2013! BABES Network program staff are increasing our hours and the BABES Network office will now be open Monday-Friday every week, 10-4pm.
In the April Calendar find out what is going on at BABES Network this month!
And its that time of year to start getting geared up for the BABES Leadership Summer Retreat for women living with HIV! We are now taking requests for applications – call us today at 206-720-5566. The Retreat will be at Camp Burton from July 13-15. There is a $50 registration fee; scholarships are available.
BABES Network-YWCA is excited to introduce our new Health Access Department Associate Director Ariana Cantu! Ariana earned her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington in 2007, and has worked for the last five years at Solid Ground, where she directed the Community Voicemail program, managed the administrative budget and has taken a lead role in the development of the organization’s strategic plan and major policies and procedures. She has been a leader in the implementation of Solid Ground’s anti-racism initiative and coordinated the activities of their Consumer Advisory Council. We are so delighted that Ariana will be leading the YWCA Health Access Department and BABES Network teams!
We asked the BABES members what it means to them to be empowered! Find out what they had to say in the Spring 2012 Newsletter!
March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Join BABES Network-YWCA and other community partners for Taking Action: A Women’s Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, March 8th from 4-8pm, panel discussion to begin at 6pm. HIV and women’s health organizations will be sharing information about their services. HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure checks, diabetes testing, and cholesterol panels will be available. Food, raffle prizes, entertainment and more! Bring your family and friends!
Are you a person living with HIV? Are you ready to be a leader in your community? AIDS Advocacy Task Force is planning a leadership training for people who are HIV+ on March 24 & 25 on Vashon Island at Camp Burton! For more details contact Courtney Speigner at 206-296-4527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodbye to Scott Pinegar, YWCA Health Access Associate Director
As of today, March 1, 2012, BABES Network-YWCA celebrates 7 years as a program of the YWCA. Scott Pinegar played a major role in bringing the BABES program to the YWCA and its Health Access Department. We are really lucky to be part of such an amazing organization and to have our program overseen by such a dedicated, inspiring, smart man! Scott has been with the YWCA for 17 years and we will miss him greatly in our department, but wish him luck in his new position as Program Manager in the YWCA Shelter Plus Care Program.