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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Programmes for Parents

Would you like to get back to education and/or work but don’t know where to start?  Do you need support in making changes to your life? Our programmes New Futures and Options may be for you.

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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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Helpline

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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Media | One Family Podcast: Farewell to Cherish House

Media | One Family Podcast: Farewell to Cherish House

Last month, after over forty years in Cherish House on Lower Pembroke Street, One Family moved to new premises in Smithfield, Dublin 7 to more fully meet the need of parents and children as demand for our supports and services continues to grow. While looking forward to the move and to welcoming clients to the new building, everyone who has lived, worked or visited Cherish House over the decades has been moved by the story of the building, by its history and by the memories it holds. Just before moving, our founding member Maura O'Dea Higgins and some of One Family's[...]
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[...]

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