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.
The organisation works to ensure a positive and equal future for all members of all one-parent families in Ireland by changing attitudes, services, policies and lives. Together with these families and those working with them, One Family is committed to achieving equality and respect for all families.
In addition to striving for fundamental structural change, they support individual families parenting through times of family, work and life change, and those experiencing a crisis pregnancy. One Family recognises that every family is unique, and so they work in a family-centred way to bring about better lives for parents and children.
One Family offers a range of services designed specifically to help guide and support one-parent families. These include:
- a dedicated helpline for listening support and information
- a counselling service
- unplanned pregnancy support and information
- parenting mentoring
- a range of courses and workshops for people parenting alone who are looking to access education and work; for parents experiencing challenges and change; and for professional development.
Most of the charity’s income comes from a range of statutory agencies through service agreements, grants and project funding. They also gratefully receive donations and hold fundraising events with support from the public and the private sector.
If you’re in a one-parent family and would like to know more, check out the charity’s website and find their list of supports and resources here.