World AIDS Day is today!

1 Dec

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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!

-Serena

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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

P.S.

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

 

Annual Harvest Dinner!

30 Oct

Annual Harvest Dinner - 2015

Happy Fall and Thank you!

29 Sep

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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!

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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.

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Click here to read the full newsletter and view our mon on calendar!


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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!


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Stella Steps Out!

28 Jul

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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

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Click here to register