Where to find help?

There are a number of services in Finland to help families and which are open for all children and families living in Finland. Help for more serious problems is provided by child welfare and social services, described in detail below.

Services for families with children

All parents face occasional difficulties when raising their children. Problems can often be solved with the support of family and friends. In Finland, it is also society’s duty to help parents and children.

Shelter or shelter home (Turvakoti)

Shelters help victims of domestic violence or those experiencing a threat of domestic violence. One can go to a shelter alone or with children at…

Placement (Sijoitus)

Placement means that a child is placed in alternative care, in other words that a child’s care and raising is arranged away from the child’s…