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Annual Harvest Dinner!

30 Oct

Annual Harvest Dinner - 2015

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!


Stella Steps Out!

28 Jul


Stella Steps Out!

Thursday, September 10th 6pm
Georgetown Ballroom
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


Click here to register

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..

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

4 Mar




Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Where: Weintraub Building, Pelton Auditorium

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance to help raise awareness of the continuing need to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and shed light on the impact that HIV/AIDS has on women and girls. The event will feature a panel discussion with local women who have made a significant difference in the field of HIV. Representing the areas of policy, medicine, research, social services, and faith communities, panelists include:

  • The Reverend Mary Diggs-Hobson from AARTH
  • Dr. Lara Strick from the University of Washington and the Washington Department of Corrections
  • Dr. Connie Celum from the University of Washington
  • Dr. Kathy Brown from Group Health Cooperative
  • Nicole Price from BABES Network-YWCA

We hope to see you there!