Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell invited The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to participate in a hearing at City Hall regarding the possibility of creating School-Based Family Service Centers in Philadelphia schools.

Sarah Gibbons, CHOP Community Relations Manager, provided testimony at the Aug. 14 hearing, speaking about the ways in which family service centers would complement the range of community-based services that CHOP already provides and the benefit of having all services all in one location.

Gibbons shared the success CHOP has had with integrating community programs within the healthcare setting at CHOP’s Karabots Pediatric Care Center and also highlighted a few of CHOP’s community-based programs at work in Philadelphia schools.