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New LISC Postcard Features Karabots Pediatric Care Center

May 2, 2013

LISC’s new postcard features the new Karabots Pediatric Care Center. Karabots is located near the 46th and Market SEPTA station and in the target area of the recent neighborhood planning process lead by The Enterprise Center, the Community Design Collaborative, and LISC.  The area was also the site of recent lighting improvements from the University City District and LISC.

Check out the beautiful postcard thanks to the hard work of LISC’s Communications Department:



Here’s the text from the postcard:

Project Profile: Karabots Pediatric Care Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center, provides some of the best primary and preventative care services to underserved children in West Philadelphia. LISC provided $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits to develop the two-story, 52,000 square-foot, Silver LEED-certified building, which contains 56 state-of-the-art, child-friendly examination rooms; radiology, hearing and vision testing rooms; and a

phlebotomy laboratory. The new center has the capacity to accommodate more than 45,000 outpatient visits a year.

As an addition to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the center also houses a range of community services like Early Head Start, Reach Out and Read, a Homeless Health Initiative, and programs such as domestic violence education and asthma prevention. Bringing the health center into this community reinforces LISC’s ongoing work in the surrounding area to redevelop deteriorating housing and businesses and to raise  standards of living with new jobs, improved education and better health care.

With health care out of reach for millions of Americans of modest means, affordable, quality health care is just as important as an affordable place to live, a safe area to play, and nutritious, fresh foods to eat. LISC, with health care providers, schools and other community-based organizations, has invested $61 million in 46 health clinics and facilities offering health care related services.

Community Impact:

  • Approximately 78 percent of the children who will seek care in the new facility are low income.
  • The new center created 200 jobs for area Philadelphia residents.
  • Located a block from a public transit hub, Karabots is part of a critical effort that is taking place in West Philadelphia to connect people to resources they need for healthy living. These include a nearby community garden, food enterprise incubator and a LISC Financial Opportunity Center.

For more information, visit Philadelphia LISC’s website.

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