A young man and an older woman talking outdoors in an esker landscape.

Information about Youth Shelters for professionals

Photo: Joonas Brandt / Suomen Punainen Risti

The crisis and family workers at our Youth Shelters offer goal-oriented, systematic and professional help in order to support young people and their immediate communities.

We are a multi-professional work community applying a dialogical and resource-focused approach in our family and network cooperation.

At all Youth Shelters, we offer discussion support, temporary accommodation and help with fixing sleep patterns. We also offer specific forms of help online and in different cities. We also meet and support young people in their own everyday environments. 

We offer our help for as long as it benefits the young person. Our help is free of charge and you do not need a referral. Our activities are based on the voluntary participation of the young person and their loved ones. The temporary accommodation is an intoxicant-free space.

In addition to professionals, trained Red Cross volunteers support the young people.

Help is agreed upon together

The help offered at Youth Shelters is goal-oriented individual and community work that strengthens the relationships and interaction of the young person and their loved ones. We provide support with strengthening everyday well-being, resources and ways of coping.

The work usually starts with a young person, their loved one, an already existing support network or some other helper contacting the Youth Shelter.

The goals for the work are set in cooperation with the young person and their loved one. The discussions can cover issues related to coping, functional ability, different stages of life, relationships or various life crises.

Parents of young people requiring support with their parenting can also seek discussion support.  If people are unable to come to a Youth Shelter, discussion support can also be implemented with remote connections.

Discussion support is not limited according to duration or number of visits. Support is offered as needed for as long as it benefits the young person and the person is committed to the work and takes active part in improving their situation.

At the Youth Shelter, we aim to create a mutual understanding where the individual and community are able to listen and discuss and be involved in an exploratory change process.

Humane and safe help

The help offered at our Youth Shelters is primarily intended for the young people and their loved ones at our five Youth Shelter cities and the nearby municipalities. The overall aid is always created individually, taking into account the age and other background factors of the young person in question.

We offer help throughout Finland online. We offer discussion support with remote connections and are involved in the Sekasin chat.

We carry out cooperation in multi-professional networks in order to create support that meets the specific needs of the young person and their loved ones.

Different locations also offer specific forms of help, printed brochures for which are available below. You can order printed brochures in Finnish, Swedish and English from your nearest Youth Shelter. 

Contact us for discussions about cooperation and helping together! 

Nuoret voivat keskustella ammattilaisten ja vapaaehtoisten kanssa esimerkiksi pärjäämiseen, elämänvaiheisiin, ihmissuhteisiin tai erilaisiin kriisitilanteisiin liittyvistä asioista.
Nuoret voivat keskustella ammattilaisten ja vapaaehtoisten kanssa esimerkiksi pärjäämiseen, elämänvaiheisiin, ihmissuhteisiin tai erilaisiin kriisitilanteisiin liittyvistä asioista. Photo: Joonas Brandt / Suomen Punainen Risti

 

Information for professionals by location

Youth shelters in the Helsinki region have focused their Christmas time activities to the Helsinki Youth Shelter.

You can call the phone numbers for any of the Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region throughout the Christmas season for discussion support and advice.

Youth shelters in Espoo and Vantaa will continue temporary accommodation services in their own premises starting from 27 December. All Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region will be open as of this date from 5 pm to 10 am.

General brochures

Espoo Youth Shelter brochures


Espoo Youth Shelter

Läkkisepänkuja 2 A 14, 02650 Espoo
+358 (0)9 8195 5360
turvatalo.espoo(at)redcross.fi
(temporary accommodation, discussion support, fixing sleep patterns and volunteer activities)

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

Coordinator Erik Bruun
+358 (0)40 627 3431
erik.bruun(at)redcross.fi
(support in becoming independent, 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.

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

 

WhatsApp: +358 40 776 5548

instragram.com/turvis_espoo

facebook.com/TurvataloEspoo

Youth shelters in the Helsinki region have focused their Christmas time activities to the Helsinki Youth Shelter.

You can call the phone numbers for any of the Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region throughout the Christmas season for discussion support and advice.

Youth shelters in Espoo and Vantaa will continue temporary accommodation services in their own premises starting from 27 December. All Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region will be open as of this date from 5 pm to 10 am.

General brochures

Helsinki Youth Shelter brochures


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 Tiia Suutarinen
+358 (0)40 660 6980.
tiia.suutarinen(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 20 and 30 buses and tram routes 1 and 3.


WhatsApp: +358 40 173 4149

instagram.com/turvis_helsinki

facebook.com/turvishelsinki

The Tampere Youth Shelter will be opened on Christmas Eve 24 December at 3 pm and remain open until 10 am on 26 December. After this, the Tampere Youth Shelter will be open every day from 5 pm to 10 am as usual.

General brochures

Tampere Youth Shelter brochures

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.

 

WhatsApp: +358 40 556 6661

instagram.com/turvis_tampere

facebook.com/tampereenturvis

The Turku Youth Shelter will be open every day around the clock during Christmas time. The Turku Youth Shelter will also offer help at all times between Christmas and New Year and around the New Year, as well.

General brochures

Turku Youth Shelter brochures

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 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 40 660 8048

instagram.com/turvis_turku

facebook.com/TurvisTurku

Youth shelters in the Helsinki region have focused their Christmas time activities to the Helsinki Youth Shelter.

You can call the phone numbers for any of the Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region throughout the Christmas season for discussion support and advice.

Youth shelters in Espoo and Vantaa will continue temporary accommodation services in their own premises starting from 27 December. All Youth Shelters in the Helsinki region will be open as of this date from 5 pm to 10 am.

General brochures

Vantaa Youth Shelter brochures

Further information for professionals in the Vantaa region available in RedNet


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

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

Youth Shelters operate nationally online by offering help, support and peer activities.

Youth Shelters offer discussion support for young people and their loved ones with remote connections as necessary. Youth Shelters arrange meetings locally and also online with remote connections.

Youth Shelters also offer support online by appointment. Youth Shelters offer support for young people and their loved ones by appointment around the following themes:

  • Introductory visit 
  • Discussion support
  • Support in becoming independent
  • Sexual health guidance

Youth Shelters are also a part of the Sekasin chat service, where young people can talk to reliable adults about anything that may be on their minds (this service is only in Finnish).

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

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