A safe haven

Chelsie Smith and Alvin Lucious surround social worker Kelly Nolan for fun and games at the January support meeting of Project ARK (AIDS/HIV Resources and Knowledge). The School of Medicine program coordinates medical care, social support and prevention services for children, young adults, women and families that are infected, affected or at risk for HIV. The program also hosts special events throughout the year to help families develop support systems. “We all consider each other family,” says Nolan, who manages more than 45 pediatric cases for the program. “Project ARK offers a safe place for the kids to have fun and network with each other.”