Youth Reception Unit, Herttoniemi

The Herttoniemi Youth Reception Unit is a short-term reception facility for young people aged 13-17.
Photo: Kaisa Sunimento

We can receive young people at the Herttoniemi Youth Reception Unit at all times of day. The reception unit employs counsellors, nurses and psychologists.

The Herttoniemi reception facility has two departments, Sirius and Polaris. There are spots for a total of 12 young people. Everyone has their own room.

We receive the young person safely and they receive the care they needs from our staff. In addition, we will evaluate their situation.

The young person, their family and their loved ones, as well as the employees and authorities in their network, work together during the short-term placement. Our aim is to find the most suitable form of support and help for the young person and their family.

In addition to Herttoniemi, Helsinki also has youth reception units in Kallio, Auroranmäki and Malminkartano.

Contact details:

Tel.+358 50 310 5015

Sirius department, tel. +358 9 310 28360

Polaris department, tel. +358 9 310 42922

Hannele Moisio, Children's Home Director, tel. +358 9 310 43378

Contact information

Niittaajankuja 2, 00810 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 81851, 00099 City of Helsinki


Niittaajankuja 2, 00810 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance.
  • The route to the entrance is rough and illuminated.

The main entrance

  • The entrance is hard to perceive but illuminated
  • The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door requires the use of a door phone and is heavy.
  • The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has two floors.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair that is difficult to perceive; the door is heavy. The floor numbers in the lift cannot be felt with fingers. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
  • The facility has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly.