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BABES is Hiring!

20 Jan

Lead Case Manager – BABES #16-0108

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

REPORTS TO: BABES Program Manager


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.

This position has a social justice component that will allow for critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism policy are core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Provide intensive one-on-one, client-centered, harm reduction encounters, by phone and in person primarily outside of the office- going to their home or other meeting locations
  • Serve as an appointment partner for clients, helping PLWH get to appointments, preparing for appointments, attending the appointment and debriefing afterwards
  • Delegate and monitor caseloads for peer advocates
  • Assist with EIP renewals, Collecting eligibility documentation necessary for Ryan White contracts
  • Lead case conferencing and with BABES staff and provide individual coaching as needed
  • Establish and manage client eligibility tracking system
  • Keep accurate records of services provided and track data on all client encounters in CareWare database for NMCM progress and fiscal reporting
  • Support healthy behaviors and attitudes among BABES’ multi-cultural membership with active listening, strength-based counsel, education and modeling
  • Respond to provider referrals and self-referred women to provide welcoming service entry point for newly diagnosed or those re-entering the care system
  • Work with co-workers to develop an effective team to fulfill BABES Network mission.
  • Support BABES Program Manager by reviewing and adapting program materials and reports to funders
  • Provide resources and referrals to women living with HIV/AIDS including food, housing and transportation assistance, medical care and case management

To view the full job description follow this link

World AIDS Day is today!

1 Dec







BABES is a place where women can share personal stories, feel safe to express emotions, and be heard in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement.

If I’m angry, I can feel angry. If I need a shoulder to cry on, I’ve got one at BABES. It’s a place where we support each other.

I love helping other people; and by doing so, I strengthen and empower myself. Thank you BABES for giving me a voice!


2015 holiday appeal photo

Dear BABES supporter,

Your support of BABES Network – YWCA means a lot to women like Serena. She was still healing from breast cancer and a double mastectomy when she found out she was HIV positive.

Now Serena is facing her ‘new normal’ with the same courage and determination that she battled cancer. Thanks to you, she doesn’t have to face HIV alone.

Positive women still need nurturing, encouragement, intimacy, and consolation, especially during difficult times. The BABES support group brings together women in the same situation, and for me, they help fill a void. My BABES are my biggest cheerleaders.

BABES is the only program of its kind in our community, ensuring that women living with HIV and their families are connected to a strong network of friends, advocates, and healthcare providers.

December 1st is World AIDS Day. We hope you’ll commemorate this day with us by wearing a red ribbon, and supporting BABES like Serena.

Your gift of $25 or more can help turn one woman’s despair into resolve. Your support can remind a woman living with HIV that she can still fall in love, have a meaningful career, create lasting friendships, and live a full life.

Thank you for keeping BABES in your thoughts, today and always.

Warmest wishes,


Nicole Price


Please consider making your gift today, by donating online at Be sure to designate BABES as the recipient, and thank you for your support!


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!


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..