- 13 municipalities
- Public service
You can go to a shelter at any time of the day if you are experiencing violence or a threat of violence at home. All those who need help are welcome.
To whom and on what terms
The service is free of charge.
You can go to a shelter at any time of the day if you are experiencing violence or a threat of violence at home. Women, men and gender fluid persons are welcome at the shelter alone or with their children. The shelter is open for anyone who needs help, not only those with young children. You can stay at the shelter for as long as required by the crisis situation, usually from a few days to a few months.
In addition to mental support and counselling, the shelter provides help with organising practical things, including housing or a barring order. Help is also available for the perpetrator of violence.
The shelters are maintained by member associations of the Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters and some municipalities. The activities are coordinated and funded by the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL.