2020 Parent Care and Share (PCS) Fact Sheet

Program Description

Parents Care and Share (PCS) is a network of self-help parental groups that provide peer to peer leadership and support so that parents and caregivers can, over time, gain self-esteem, overcome isolation and improve their parenting skills by exchanging support and positive parenting suggestions. The Parents Care and Share network is supported by a team of Regional Coordinators that work with local providers to establish groups, train facilitators and support group operations.


Parenting adults (e.g., natural, adoptive, foster or grandparent) interested in improving parenting skills and reducing parental stress and isolation.


Prevention of child abuse and neglect


  • Provide resource materials and consultation on group development to local entities interested in mutual self-help parent support groups
  • Outreach activities including outreach presentations and child abuse awareness activities.
  • Training, consultation, technical assistance and policy information to local groups.

Delivery Method

Weekly and biweekly parent support groups

Program Data

FY18 FY19 FY20
Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $100.0 $93.1 $100.0*
Number of Grantees 1 1 1
Number Served 420 513 450*



Parents Care and Share Program

401 S. Clinton, 3rd FL North

Chicago, IL 60607

E-Mail: DHS.ECD@illinois.gov

Phone: Main: (312) 793-1476