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Summer, here we come!

11 Jun

Welcome, Tranisha!


Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Tranisha, our new Peer Advocate! Tranisha has been a BABE  for many years and she started as a Peer Advocate on June 4th. We are very excited to have Tranisha’s energy and enthusiasm around the BABES office!


Talk with Timothy Ray Brown


There are two exciting opportunities for HIV+ people to talk with the Berlin Patient, Timothy Ray Brown! Brown, the only person reportedly cured of HIV, will be at two events that are designed to provide HIV+ people with a safe and comfortable environment for discussion.

Wednesday, June 19th
11:30am Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lunch)
2pm Madison Clinic/ACTU, Harborview (Afternoon Tea)

RSVP is required! Call 206.744.3184 to reserve your spot ASAP.

There is also a panel discussion moderated by KING 5’s Margaret Larson at Seattle University’s Piggott Building on Wednesday, June 19th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. No RSVP required.


Annual BABES Retreat Sign-Up


The annual BABES retreat is July 12-14th!
Join us for a weekend of relaxation, community-building, and fun!

Applications are due June 21st. To request an application,
email or call:, 206.720.5566


Women of Africa Gathering and Lunch


Saturday, June 22nd
1-3pm at the BABES Office
Call or email Brenda for more details:
206.720.5566 x7 or

Consider a Donation to BABES Network-YWCA!

6 Dec

Thank you to Tranisha for sharing her story about how BABES Network-YWCA has supported her! To donate please go to, click donate and don’t forget to designate BABES Network!

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World AIDS Day is December 1st!

1 Dec

AmI Doing Something? (A World AIDS Day Symposium)
When: Sat, December 1, 1pm – 4pm
Where: All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E) (map)
Description: Join us for a free day of learning and engagement with local experts on HIV and living with HIV, presented by Seattle’s community HIV/AIDS organizations, in recognition of World AIDS Day 2012. Hear the latest from local experts on the hope to end HIV, treatments, testing, “a magic pill for HIV negative folks”, real stories of real people living with HIV, and taking action to lead to end HIV. Sex. Love. Stigma. Life. Prevention. Cure. Treatment. Hope. Advocates and Activists.
Hosted by the fabulous Aleksa Manila
Presented by:

November Events!

31 Oct


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:


YWCA Adopt-a-Family

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!

Big Changes at BABES & the Annual Retreat!

2 Apr

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.

 Welcome Ariana Cantu!

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!