Emergency Accommodation; Temporary Housing in Finland
There are organisations which can arrange temporary residence or services for the homeless, or people in crisis.
This page refers to emergency accommodation in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kotka, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Rauma, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa
Helsinki Deaconess Institute - Helsingin Diakonissalaitos
Telephone: 09 7750 5980
Address: Alppikatu 2, 00530 Helsinki
The Helsinki Deaconess Institute provides social and health-care services, educational programmes, and housing services for people of all ages and situations in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The following organisations are some of those falling under the umbrella of the Deaconess Institute. To contact them visit the main site or use the contact details above.
- Assisted-Living Unit Alppitupa
For elderly people with substance abuse problems in Helsinki
- Homeless Women's Support Unit Salli
A comfortable living room and services for homeless women
Some bed-sitters available for AIDS-afflicted persons
- Accommodation Units for Women
For long-term homeless women
- Residential Community Alppikulma
Single-person dwellings for homeless men and women
- Call 09 7750 5980 for information about services for children, families, immigrants and more
The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters
Offers homes, shelters and services Finland-wide. They aim at supporting parenthood and helping families find their own resources and strengths. A mother may enter a home while pregnant or with her baby, and the father can also stay there if necessary.
Telephone: 09 454 2440
Address: Asemamiehenkatu 4, 00520 Helsinki
- Youth Shelter support
- Support for homework
- Support for integration
- Reunite refugee families
- Health issues
- Sudden accident
- Wellbeing for family carers
Salvation Army - Pelastusarmeija
The Salvation Army does not offer short-term 'crisis accommodation', but does extensive work with homeless people and helps them locate long-term housing. The site is only in Finnish, but works well at Google Translate.
To discuss your situation, find your local Salvation Army housing contacts at
Services: Social help (Sosiaalinen apu) > Select your city (Valitse paikkakuntasi:)
Metropolitan Refuge - Pääkaupungin turvakoti
The shelters provide victims of physical or psychological violence with safe housing, support, and the opportunity to withdraw from the cycle of violence. Open 24/7 and providing crisis support.
Telephone: 09 4777 180
Address: Steniuksentie 20, 00320 Helsinki
Telephone: 050 565 0636
Address: Hämeentie 126 F, 00560 Helsinki
Monika - Multicultural Women's Association - Monika-Naiset Liitto Ry 5 languages
Monika provides specialized services for immigrant women and their children who have been subjected to violence, acts as an expert and advocates in issues related to ethnic non-discrimination and violence, and enhances integration by supporting civil society activities for immigrants.
National Helpline, 09:00-16:00, Tel: 0800 05058
Shelter, 24/7, Tel: 045 639 6274
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