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March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

28 Feb

Click here to view the BABES March Calendar!



In recognition of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, help us get the word out to women about the importance of HIV testing. Prior to March 10th, forward this information to women in your professional and personal circles.  And share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and your websites.

Learn more about National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and learn about HIV and HIV testing.

TAKE CHARGE of your health! If you’re sexually active now or in the past, ask your health provider for an HIV test. IF you have HIV, there is treatment that can help you stay healthy.



HIV Awareness. TAKE ACTION with Thunderclap!
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coming up very soon. To take action, we invite you to sign up for the national HIV Awareness. Take Action! Thunderclap.

Not sure what Thunderclap is? It’s a new online tool that allows National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day supporters (people like you!) to say something together. If enough people support our HIV Awareness. Take Action! Thunderclap, a message will blast out at exactly the same time on March 10, 2014. Signing up is easy; do it today!

1.  Click “Support with Twitter,” “Support with Facebook,” and/or “Support with Tumblr” and get the word out to your followers     and friends to do the same.
2.  Visit for additional ideas on how you can take action.
3.  On Monday, March 10, 2014, watch as everyone’s messages are shared at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Your tweet or post could empower someone to get tested or to seek treatment if they are HIV positive. That’s why we need your support. Please forward this message!

Thank you on behalf of Public Health – Seattle & King County, BABES Network-YWCA, and U.S. DHHS Region X Office on Women’s Health and HIV Regional Resource Network Program

Happy New Year!!

2 Jan

Happy New Year from all of us here at BABES Network-YWCA! To see what is going on in January click here to view the calendar!

Banner A3D 2014

Thursday, January 23rd 8:30am-4pm in Olympia, WA.



Join hundreds of advocates in our State Capitol for a day of advocacy trainings,

a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and in-person meetings with your legislators.

We will be in Olympia 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 No experience needed
We provide the  advocacy training!

 Need a ride? We’ve got you covered!
Transportation is available (at no cost)
from around the state.

REGISTER TODAY! Go to and follow the links to

register for AIDS Action & Awareness Day (it’s free!),
call (206) 957-1750 or call us for more information 206-720-5566

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Seattle Advocacy Trainings available!

Sponsored by:



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

Join us for AIDS Action and Awareness Day in Olympia!

5 Feb

Stella Steps Out was a Huge Success!

28 Sep

We are so excited at how successful our Stella Steps Out Fundraiser turned out! We raised $23,000 for the BABES Network-YWCA program, surpassing our goal of $20,000.

We appreciate our sponsors for helping this event be so successful:
MOM’s Pharmacy
Adams Insurance
Chapman, LLC
Janssen Therapeutics
Tom Douglas Catering and Events
Big thanks to the Stella Planning committee, the YWCA Advancement team, and our delightful Emcee Sister Glo Euro N’Wei! You all
made this event a success!
Check out some of the photos from Stella!
BABES Network-YWCA has been providing services to women living with HIV for over 23 years. We are so lucky to have
such a supportive community that believes in the important work that BABES Network does in our community.
Thank you so much for all of your continued support!
~BABES Network-YWCA Staff

Want to learn what the Candidates stance on womens issue are?

WA Governor candidate forum with YWCA & Firesteel
The YWCA and our advocacy network Firesteel are bringing both WA state governor candidates to your computer for a virtual forum. Use Google+ Air Hangout to join the conversation and ask Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna what they
think about women’s socio-economic issues, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Jay Inslee round table:
Wednesday, October 3, from noon to 1 p.m.
Rob McKenna round table:
Friday, October 5, from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Hosted by the YWCA and broadcast live via Google+ Hangout on Air