Youth Reception Unit, Malminkartano

The Malminkartano 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 Malminkartano Youth Reception Unit at all times of day. The reception unit employs counsellors, nurses and psychologists.

The Malminkartano reception unit has two departments, Capella and Lyyra. 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 Malminkartano, Helsinki also has youth host units in Kallio, Auroranmäki and Herttoniemi.

Contact details:

Telephone number: +358 50 310 5015

Capella department: 358 9 310 73255

Lyyra department: +358 9 310 42921

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

Contact information

Vellikellontie 4, 00410 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 41859, 00099 City of Helsinki


Vellikellontie 4, 00410 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, giving easy access to the pavement.
  • The route to the entrance is smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated and it uses movement-guiding surface material.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • 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 is located on the entrance floor.
  • The facility has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly.