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"It Takes a Village"


About Parent's Information Resource Center

The Parent’s Information & Resource Center, Inc. (PIRC) is a not-for-profit corporation, chartered in the State of Florida.


A Board of Directors representing a cross-section of the Broward County community governs it.


The President/Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Staff of the Agency are responsible to the Board of Directors.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Parent’s Information & Resource Center, Inc. is to support individuals and families in their efforts to maintain self-sufficiency by providing an array of mental health services.

Our Goal

Our aim is to provide counseling, intervention, prevention, treatment and educational services to people in the community of all ages, including parents and children who are at risk of separation or who are attempting reunification.


As a comprehensive community mental health center, our doors are open to offer a variety of services, particularly to those involved in the legal, mental health and/or social service systems.

Our Services

PIRC’s charge is to provide services to all persons including indigent individuals, especially multi cultural families who typically could not afford, or would reluctantly seek counseling and educational assistance.


PIRC believes that individuals should be self-sufficient as long as possible and parents should be responsible for raising their own children.

Our History

PIRC was founded by Janet V. Ward, President/Chief Executive Officer, and chartered on October 5, 1992.


Mrs. Ward has been a social worker for more than fifteen years and started PIRC from her home.


With the assistance of her husband Herbert and friends, Cynthia and Charlie Shepperd, PIRC flourished to a full-service family center.

Our Professional Staff

Support Group

Our professional staff provides the highest level of multidisciplinary care through a comprehensive assessment and intervention.


We identify and provide the patient’s individualized needs.

  • Licensed Psychiatrists (MDs)

  • Licensed Psychologists

  • Mental Health Counselors

  • Social Workers

  • Healthcare Technicians

  • Graduate-level Therapists

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