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Carol Woods residents have been maklng a difference all their lives. And
they're not about to stop just because they've retired.
In fact, living at Carol Woods gives you even more time for the things
that really matter. Such as tutoring a child or leading a seminar. Organizing a
recycling program or preserving a wildlife habitat. Teaching a computer class
or advising a local charity. Supporting the arts or creating art.
Carol Woods residents contribute to the vitality of Chapel Hill in hun-
dreds of ways. And they make Carol Woods the special, stimulating place it
is. In fact, they're a big reason why New Choices magazine, for six years in a
row, named Carol Woods one of America's 20 best retirement communities.
Carol Woods is a place where you can spread your wings, try new things
and truly make a difference.
To learn more or to schedule a visit, call us at 800-518-9333.
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than 500 prostitutes were arrested that
same year, often as repeat offenders. Some
judges in Charlotte now use the ADE
project as an alternative sentencing option.
Of the 29 women currently enrolled in
the project, three have been re-arrested.
Since the program began, two have earned
their General Educational. Development
equivalency diploma, six more are working
toward a GED, and another six have found
employment. Two ofthe women are HIV
The in'lpact on the Charlotte commu-
nity is "just phenomenal," Sinm'lons s;ild.
The price tag for one day's incarceration is
$74, an amount that jumps to $133 per day
if the woman is HIV positive. In its first
year, the ADE project hopes to enroll 100
"Maybe for the first tin'le in a long
time, these women have someone taking
an interest in them, someone who really
cares," Sli11l1'lOns s;ild. "These women know
that we're not judging them."
The project also has a research compo-
nent. Arnold is tracking the number of
contacts needed to enroll a woman in the
program, in addition to examilling the
effectiveness of the intervention as meas-
ured by criteria includil1g drug use, self-
esteem, arrest rates and completion of
GED requirements. She also is looking at
financial savings based on a reduction in
the number of women arrested for prosti-
tution and related problems such as loiter-
ing, missing persons and drug-related
"We're finding that it's a very low-cost
liltervention with a huge cost savlilgs for
the community," she s;ild.
Arnold is now an assistant professor in
the deparunent ofpsychiatry and behav-
ioralmedicine in the Wake Forest Univer-
sity School of Medicine, but UNC rem;ilns
actively involved m the project.
The School of Social Work has sup-
ported the project financially, although the
funding will end this summer because of
state budget cuts. The ADE project
received a $25,000 seed grant from the
Foundation For The Carolinas. The school
also has applied to the Governor's Crmle
Commission for funding to add a juvenile
component to help younger prostitutes.
- Cyndi Soter O'Neil ' 95