Support from Youth Shelter

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Joonas Brandt

Do you need help in sorting something out in your life? Is there something going on at home or elsewhere that you would like to change? We are here to help at Youth Shelters.

Support in different situations

We welcome all young people, young adults and families who have small or a bit bigger worries in their lives, for example concerning their family or school. You can ask us about anything related to adolescence or parenting. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we currently help and meet with young people and families remotely.

Youth Shelters offer safe places to stay for symptomless young people in the form of temporary accommodation even in exceptional circumstances. Temporary accommodation for young people is open every day from 5 to 10 pm.

Youth Shelters are intoxicant-free to ensure that everyone feels safe there.

We can work together to find the best solution for you. Parents also receive support in matters concerning parenting.

Quick help

The shelter services are available 24 hours a day on weekdays and during evenings and nights at weekends. The Shelter in Turku is available via telephone 24 hours a day every day. Any reason is big enough for you to call or visit us.

You can contact us on your own initiative with no need for a referral. All Youth Shelter services are free of charge.

We also help young people throughout Finland in our Sekasin chat

Join us as a volunteer

Do you want to make a difference? Professionals and volunteers work together to help people at youth shelters. We offer many locations for volunteers to help. Let’s make the world a better place together!

Contact your nearest Youth Shelter to find out more.

Contact details for Youth Shelters

The Youth Shelters are located in Espoo, Helsinki, Vantaa, Tampere and Turku. Pathway Home supports young adults in the Metropolitan region.

The contact information can be found on the page of each Youth Shelter.

Visit the Youth Shelter closest to you!

Youth shelters provide help through the summer.

See your local summer opening hours below.

Summer opening hours for shelters in the Helsinki region

The temporary accommodation services of the Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa shelters provide help for young people and families in the area in turns. The temporary accommodation is open every day from 5 pm to 10 am. For five weeks after midsummer, the shelters in the Helsinki region are on duty as follows:

  • The Helsinki Youth shelter from 19 to 28 June, the Espoo Youth shelter from 22 June to 12 July, and the Vantaa Youth shelter from 13 to 26 July 2020.
  • The employees at the programme for young people becoming independent and the Pathway Home project are available all summer.
  • From 27 July 2020 onwards, the Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa shelters continue their usual operations in their own areas.

Summer opening hours for the Tampere shelter

The temporary accommodation at the Tampere Youth shelter is closed from 18 June to 19 July. During this time, an employee is available Mon–Fri from 9 am to 4 pm. Starting on 20 July, the Tampere shelter will be open according to its usual opening hours.

Summer opening hours for the Turku shelter

The Turku Youth shelter is open and an employee is available throughout the summer around the clock until 31 August.  The Shelter in Turku is available via telephone every day, helping young people and families even nationally