Hyvönen Group Home

Located in Alppila, our group home provides housing services for adult Helsinki residents with disabilities. Our group home is not fully accessible.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Hyvönen Group Home provides round-the-clock service housing for eight adults with disabilities. The unit has three places in permanent housing and five in temporary housing. You can live in a temporary apartment when in situations such as when you are waiting for a more suitable form of service for yourself or on the cusp of adulthood as your services change.

Our workers are present around the clock.

At Hyvönen Group Home, you will be living in a private rental apartment. The group home operates on two floors, both of which have a living room and a dining area. The unit has a lift, but the environment is not fully accessible, as the building has thresholds and corridor doors with spring mechanisms, which can make moving about with assistive devices difficult.

The apartments do not have their own bathroom or kitchen. We dine in the shared dining area.

There are seven supported residents living in the same stairwell as the group home, in their own apartments. The staff of the unit have support visits at their homes, and they come to the group home when they need help and guidance.

We also have two more support clients living within walking distance.

Our group home also has one crisis accommodation place for clients of disability services who need unexpected, short-term help.

Contact information
Unit manager Ritva Ojala, +358 9 310 74309
Staff tel. +358 9 310 43886
Email: kipparintalo.henkilokunta@hel.fi

Contact information

Kotkankatu 14-16 A, 00510 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 51776, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Hyvönen Group Home like? 

The client rooms of the group home are located on two floors, and some of the rooms are furnished. The furnished rooms are suitable for you if you have not yet established a suitable form of housing or you need a more detailed assessment of your support needs and the location of your place of residence. You will also get to reinforce everyday living skills, such as dining and taking care of your hygiene.  

The majority of our clients attend work or day activities on weekdays, as well as leisure time activities.

What is everyday life at Hyvönen Group Home like? 

Some of the clients of the group home attend daytime activities outside home or study. 
The group home provides two warm meals during the day, as well as breakfast, a snack and supper.  

The shared facilities of the group home include the living rooms, toilets and bathrooms, dining room and kitchen. The group home has reservation slots for the sauna of the housing company.  

In summer, we have shared yard parties, visit Linnanmäki and have trips in different places. 
The group home is located in the lively Alppila district by good transport connections, near Pasila station. The unit is located close to diverse cultural services and good outdoor activity areas.  


The key areas of focus at our group home include doing things together and supporting our residents’ right of self-determination.  

We will guide you in everyday routines, such as laundry, hygiene, medical care and errands outside home.

Our workers are present around the clock and cooperate with different networks and our residents’ loved ones.

Our group home has practical nurses, social services specialists and a registered nurse. 


Kotkankatu 14-16 A, 00510 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 rough.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • In connection with the entrance, there are 2 consecutive steps, with handrails on one side.
  • The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. The door is heavy or otherwise hard to open.
  • The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The foyer is cramped.

The entrance "alternative entrance"

  • The entrance is hard to perceive but illuminated
  • In connection with the entrance, there are 3 consecutive steps.
  • The entrance has a wheelchair lift.
  • The doors connected to the entrance are hard to perceive. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door is heavy or otherwise hard to open.
  • The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The foyer is cramped.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has three 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 can be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor stands out from the other buttons. (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 are hard to perceive.