Kestikuja Group Home

We provide housing services for adults with developmental disabilities in the Veräjälaakso area of Oulunkylä. Our staff are present around the clock.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Kestikuja Group Home has ten roughly 20-m2 apartments on two floors.

We have nine workers, and our staff are present around the clock.
Each apartment has its own bathroom, and both floors feature a shared kitchen and lounging area. There is also a sauna upstairs.

During the daytime, some of our residents attend work or day activities.

We will support and help you at our group home individually. We will help you manage everyday situations as independently as possible and guide you towards self-reliance.

Our contact details
Unit manager: Jouni Keränen, tel. +358 9 310 45137
Staff: tel. +358 9 310 69862, +358 9 310 24140
Night nurse: tel. +358 9 310 69862

Contact information

Kestikuja 2, 00650 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 65830, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Kestikuja Group Home like? 

At Kestikuja Group Home, you can live the kind of life you want. You can decorate and furnish your room as you see fit and invite guests.

Our kitchen area is intended for cooking and eating together. You can take part in the preparation of meals and setting the table, for example, if you feel like it. We heat the sauna once a week.

What is our everyday life like? 

On weekdays, some of our residents take part in work or day activities outside the group home. On weekday evenings, you can freely use the lounging area of the group home. You and the other residents can talk, play games, do arts and crafts or watch TV there.

You can take part in planning leisure time activities together with the other residents.

Our staff 

We have motivated staff who will take your interests and needs into account.

Our aim will be to support you and help you live the kind of life you want and make independent decisions. Our staff are present around the clock. 


Kestikuja 2, 00650 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.

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 and the glass doors have contrast markings. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door requires the use of a door phone, opening automatically.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has two floors.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens automatically. 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 doors in the facility stand out clearly. The glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on the entrance floor.
  • There is a second accessible toilet on floor 2.
  • There is a third accessible toilet on floor 2.