We Have Moved

We are settling into our new premises in Smithfield, Dublin 7. There will be some disruption to services during this time. Our emails and telephones numbers remain the same, and are operational. For location and transport information, click below.

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This year, our 45th anniversary, we will say farewell to our Headquarters, Cherish House, and move to Smithfield. Can you help by supporting our Building Futures Fund?

 

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Over 1,000 parents responded. Read what they told us, and our policy recommendations, in Ireland’s First National Shared Parenting Survey: Results & Recommendations.

 

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askonefamily is the helpline for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, separating, or experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Call askonefamily on 1890 66 22 12 or 01 662 9212, from Monday to Friday between 10am – 2pm.

 

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Policy | One Family's Budget 2018 Recommendations

Policy | One Family's Budget 2018 Recommendations

Ahead of the annual Pre-Budget Forum taking place today, One Family joined with Barnardos, Children’s Rights Alliance, National Youth Council of Ireland and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to call on Government to ensure Budget 2018 includes key provisions to tackle child poverty as we are deeply concerned that one in nine children in Ireland remain in consistent poverty. We believe not enough is being done to remedy this. You can read our jointly issued press release here. One Family's Pre-Budget Submission 2018 targets child poverty as, according to SILC (2008-2015), children in one-parent households are almost four times more likely to live in consistent poverty[...]
Press Release | Budget 2018 will be a Litmus Test of Taoiseach’s Commitment to Lift 100,000 Children Out of Poverty

Press Release | Budget 2018 will be a Litmus Test of Taoiseach’s Commitment to Lift 100,000 Children Out of Poverty

Press Release Budget 2018 will be a litmus test of Taoiseach’s commitment to lift 100,000 children out of poverty Dublin, 21st July 2017 Leading NGOs in Ireland have joined voices ahead of the annual Pre-Budget Forum taking place on Friday the 21st July to call on the Government to ensure Budget 2018 includes key provisions to tackle child poverty. Barnardos, Children’s Rights Alliance, National Youth Council of Ireland, One Family and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul are deeply concerned that one in nine children remain in consistent poverty and believe not enough is being done to remedy this. “We welcome that An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar[...]
Parenting Programmes Survey - Help Needed!

Parenting Programmes Survey - Help Needed!

One Family is conducting a survey to analysis its Parenting Programmes. Currently running in various locations and online, this survey will help evaluate the programmes as they are and be informative in planning of future programmes. Whether you have done a course with us before, are thinking about doing one or have not contemplated doing one we would love to hear from you. We will use this information to plan future courses and try and ensure we are offering what lone parents, parents sharing parenting, or separating need. Your help is valued and much appreciated. Please forward this survey to anyone you[...]
Events | Farewell to Cherish House, and our 45th Celebration

Events | Farewell to Cherish House, and our 45th Celebration

Yesterday was an emotional day for us and our guests who joined us for our Open Day, and for our evening Reception, as we wish farewell to our beloved home for over 40 years, Cherish House, in advance of our move to Smithfield next month and also celebrate 45 years since the founding of Cherish/One Family. Our first President, Mary Robinson and our current president, Mary Henry, joined our founders, Board members, current and past staff, clients, friends and colleagues to view an exhibition, "Letters from our Mothers". It features a selection of letters we received from women all over the[...]
Press Release | Cherish/One Family Celebrates 45 Years of Achievement for Lone Parents Including Abolition of Status of Illegitimacy

Press Release | Cherish/One Family Celebrates 45 Years of Achievement for Lone Parents Including Abolition of Status of Illegitimacy

Press Release Cherish/One Family Celebrates 45 Years of Achievement for Lone Parents Including Abolition of Status of Illegitimacy Reiterates that Government Action is Needed Now to Stop Rising Rates of Child Poverty  Organisation moves to Smithfield, Dublin 7 in July (Dublin, Tuesday 27 June 2017) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone and sharing parenting – celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2017. One Family was founded as Cherish in 1972. In that year, Maura O’Dea Richards placed an ad in the paper in the hope of reaching other women who were unmarried with children. A small group of brave, determined women[...]

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Family Day

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Single Issue

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