Our Vision

One Family believes in an Ireland where every family is cherished equally and enjoys the social, financial and legal equality to create their own positive futures.

Our Mission

One Family is working to ensure a positive and equal future for all members of all one-parent families in Ireland – changing attitudes, services, policies and lives. Together with one-parent families and those working with them, we are committed to achieving equality and respect for all families.

In addition to striving for fundamental structural change, we support individual one-parent families as they parent through times of family, work and life change, and those experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We know that every family is unique, and so we work in a family centred way to bring about better lives for parents and children.

Our Values

In One Family we work from a place of respect and acceptance of the parents, children and organisations that we come in contact with. We work with compassion, which means that we connect with others in a relationship of equals and we are completely non-judgmental. We believe that we can hold the hope for the families we work with, especially when they are unable to. We achieve this through innovation, excellence, determination and our client-centered approach.

One Family is an organisation of great courage as it has been from its foundation in 1972. We continue to work with integrity to ensure equality for all one-parent families in Ireland.

To read more about our governance and funding, click here.

One Family is Ireland’s national organisation for one-parent families. We work with all types and all members of one-parent families, respecting the realities of family life, to affect positive change and achieve equality and social inclusion for all one-parent families in Ireland.

— Karen Kiernan, CEO