Child & Family Mental Health Services




Child and Parents

The Parent-Child Center, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization that has been offering services and support to children and families in Palm Beach County since 1979. Parent-Child Center is one of the partner organizations of the Community Partners, which also includes Housing Partnership, Inc.

Our mission is to partner with communities in passionately promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

We believe that it is a fundamental right for all children to have the basic support that ensures healthy physical and social-emotional development. The best place to raise a healthy child is a healthy family, so we support the child within the context of the family, and the family within the context of the community.

Our professionals partner with families to find solutions. We approach difficult issues in a positive way by focusing on the strengths of the child or family and by building on them. Our experienced staff have helped many families to take charge of their lives and help resolve even the most distressing situations.

In response to unmet needs within our community, the Parent-Child Center has made an impact by focusing on quality in our core programs and responsively addressing the needs of children and families within our community. Our programs are based on research and best practices in the area of mental health.


Major areas of focus in programming include:

  • Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment for at-risk children, including those who are abused and neglected through programs and services that are proven to work, such as early childhood home visitation.
  • Targeted therapeutic services for older children to ensure that they are safe and on a path to success.
  • Assessment for physical, dental, and mental health issues, prevention, and treatment so that all children are healthy.
  • Programs that promote development and learning for children ages birth to age 5.
  • Support for families to make them stronger, more stable and more self-sufficient.

Our programs have helped fill critical service gaps in the community, creatively utilizing limited resources to do everything necessary to provide services that help children and families succeed. Examples of our programs include: 

  • A transitional living program for mentally ill teenagers aging out of foster care who would otherwise be homeless; 
  • Counseling for women with postpartum depression focusing on the promotion of parent-infant bond and attachment, the foundation for all future development;
  • Specialized screening, assessment and social-emotional interventions for children ages 0-5;
  • In-home play therapy for children who have been the victims of abuse, violence, and neglect and;
  • Crisis intervention and therapy for adolescents in the juvenile justice system.
  • Support and counseling for hospitalized children and adolecents with trauma and chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia.

Our primary goal is to transform lives through programs that fit each child's and family's circumstances.

For an brief overview of the services we provide, click here. If you would like to download or view our brochure, please click here. Parent-Child Center has a Youtube Channel! Please visit us to stay posted on our events and program activities.

In September 2006, the Parent-Child Center received national accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international family-service and behavioral health care accrediting organization. We are also locally accredited by Nonprofits First, whose mission is to promote quality and accountability in local nonprofits.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504, as well as other applicable local and state regulations, all Parent-Child Center, Inc. programs and services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national original, disability, or age. We promote equal accessibility to and participation in all of our programs and services. If you require special accommodations, please contact us at 561-841-3500 ext. 1034 or e-mail your request.

Any person who is hearing or speech impaired should contact the agency by using the Florida Telecommunication Relay Service which can be reached by dialing 711 or the following toll free numbers:


1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
1-877-955-8260 (VCO)
1-800-955-1339 (ASCII)

1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
1-877-955-5334 (STS)
1-877-955-8773 (Español)

1-877-955-8707 (Kreyòl) 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. daily

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