A smiling young woman wearing a scarf and playing a boardgame at a Youth Shelter with another young woman.

Youth Shelters are open around the clock

Photo: Joonas Brandt / Suomen Punainen Risti

Our Youth Shelters are located in five cities: Espoo, Helsinki, Vantaa, Tampere and Turku. We also offer help for young people and their loved ones throughout Finland online.

Contact us online, call us whenever you need to or come directly to one of our Youth Shelters. You can come to us on your own initiative and without an appointment. Our help is free of charge.

Your problem can be big or small, we are here for you.

Contact us or pay us a visit!

Espoo Youth Shelter

Läkkisepänkuja 2 A 14, 02650 Espoo
+358 (0)9 8195 5360
turvatalo.espoo(at)redcross.fi

Director Isto Onali
+358 (0)40 770 4579
isto.onali(at)redcross.fi

Coordinator Erik Bruun
+358 (0)40 627 3431
erik.bruun(at)punainenristi.fi

The Youth Shelter is open around the clock on weekdays and from 5 pm to 10 am on weekends.

Temporary accommodation for young people is open every day from 5 pm to 10 am.

Espoo Youth Shelter is easily reached with A, S, U, L and Y train services that stop at Leppävaara and with Espoo’s internal buses.

WhatsApp: +358 40 776 5548

instagram.com/turvis_espoo

facebook.com/TurvataloEspoo

Helsinki Youth Shelter

Uudenmaankatu 32 A, 00120 Helsinki
+358 (0)9 622 4322
turvatalo.helsinki(at)redcross.fi

Director Miki Mielonen
+358 (0)40 570 9397
miki.mielonen(at)redcross.fi

Coordinator Anne-Maria Pitkänen
+358 (0)40 757 6276
annemaria.pitkanen(at)redcross.fi
(volunteer activities, cooperation with schools and educational institutions, student internships: +358 (0)9 622 4322 Helsinki Youth Shelter)

The Youth Shelter is open around the clock on weekdays and from 5 pm to 10 am on weekends.

Temporary accommodation for young people is open every day from 5 pm to 10 am.

You can travel to Helsinki Youth Shelter with 14 and 14B buses and tram route 3.

WhatsApp: +358 40 173 4149

instagram.com/turvis_helsinki

facebook.com/turvishelsinki

Tampere Youth Shelter

Hämeenkatu 22 C, 33200 Tampere
+358 (0)40 556 6661
turvatalo.tampere(at)redcross.fi

Director Mari Uusi-Niemi
+358 (0)400 740 798
mari.uusi-niemi(at)redcross.fi

Coordinator Johanna Riiheläinen
+358 (0)40 726 1307
johanna.riihelainen(at)redcross.fi
(volunteer activities, cooperation with schools and educational institutions, student internships)

The Youth Shelter is open around the clock on weekdays and from 5 pm to 10 am on weekends.

Temporary accommodation for young people is open every day from 5 pm to 10 am.

We are available by phone around the clock (excluding Sat–Sun 10 am–5 pm)

WhatsApp: +358 40 556 6661

instagram.com/turvis_tampere

facebook.com/tampereenturvis

Turku Youth Shelter

Yliopistonkatu 24 A 15, 20100 Turku
+358 (0)2 253 9667
turvatalo.turku(at)redcross.fi

Director Marina Stubb
+358 (0)40 187 0664
marina.stubb(at)redcross.fi

Coordinator Susanne Etholen-Rättö 
+358 (0)40 540 8430
susanne.etholen-ratto(at)redcross.fi
(volunteer activities, cooperation with schools and educational institutions, student internships)

The Youth Shelter is open every day around the clock. 

Temporary accommodation for young people is open from 5 pm to 10 am.

We are also available by phone around the clock.

WhatsApp: +358 40 660 8048

instagram.com/turvis_turku

facebook.com/TurvisTurku

Vantaa Youth Shelter

Rekola Estate, Sairaalakatu 3, 01400 Vantaa
+358 (0)9 871 4043
turvatalo.vantaa(at)redcross.fi

Director Pekka Väänänen
+358 (0)40 548 2750
pekka.vaananen(at)redcross.fi

Coordinator Sara Jessen
+358 (0)40 620 2138
sara.jessen(at)redcross.fi
(volunteer activities, cooperation with schools and educational institutions, student internships)

The Youth Shelter is open around the clock on weekdays and from 5 pm to 10 am on weekends.

Temporary accommodation for young people is open every day from 5 pm to 10 am.

Vantaa Youth Shelter is easily reached with K train service (Rekola) and Vantaa’s internal buses.

WhatsApp: +358 50 339 5413

instagram.com/turvis_vantaa

facebook.com/TurvataloVantaa

Further information on Vantaa Youth Shelter also available on Rednet.

Kirsti Viinikka, Project Manager
kirsti.viinikka@redcross.fi
+358 (0)40 660 1108

Johanna, crisis and family worker (client work)
+358 (0)40 709 1735

Elina, crisis and family worker (client work)
+358 (0)40 182 4072

Heidi, crisis and family worker (client work)
+358 (0)40 595 1006

Read more about the Eteenpäin project.

Kirsti Viinikka, Project Manager, Kotipolku project
+358 (0)40 660 1108
kirsti.viinikka(at)redcross.fi.

instagram.com/kotipolku_spr

The Suhteellista online environment allows a young person and their loved ones to discuss life and its relationships and challenges. Support can be accessed by individuals either alone or together with loved ones. 

In the Sekasin chat, young people can talk with reliable adults about anything on their mind (this service is only in Finnish).

Come meet and listen to young people online: become a volunteer in the Sekasin chat. (requires a good knowledge of the Finnish language)

Leena Suurpää, Manager of Finnish Red Cross Youth Shelters 
+358 (0)50 543 8251
leena.suurpaa(at)redcross.fi