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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

1 Mar

2016 NWGHAAD Flyer - size

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!


We are hiring AND Retreat’s coming!

30 Apr

BABES Annual Leadership Retreat 2015
July 10-12th at Camp Burton – Vashon Island

beachpictureIt’s that time of year again!! Come take a break from the stresses of daily life with us!

Applications Mailed Out – May 15th
Applications Due – June 19th
Retreat Notifications – June 26th
Payments/Scholarships Due – July 3rd

Spaces for retreat are on a first-come first-served basis, so please don’t wait to turn in your application. To request an application, please call the BABES office at 206-720-5566.

friendshipEverett Support Group is Back!! We have re-started the Everett Support Group for HIV+ women.

When: Last Wednesday of every month from 2pm – 3:30pm

Where: YWCA building – 3301 Broadway, Everett. The door to our meeting room is on the back of the building.

We will take the time to support each other, and enjoy a yummy snack too.

Please call to RSVP at 206-720-5566.



BABES Lead Case Manager #15-0417

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

REPORTS TO: BABES Program Manager

DESCRIPTION: 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.

To read the full job description click here!