Located in Kalasatama, we provide housing services for adult Helsinki residents with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Kipparintalo is located in Kalasatama close to the sea and nature, by Mustikkamaa. Kipparintalo accommodates 15 adults with developmental disabilities.

Kipparintalo was born from the Savulaiset association's initiative, which led to the beginning of the construction of the building and the planning of operations in cooperation with the City of Helsinki and Setlementtiasunnot.

Kipparintalo provides communal service housing and round-the-clock service housing. The communal service housing provided is suitable for those who need moderate help, support and guidance.

Our round-the-clock service housing clients need more substantial help. At Kipparintalo, such clients are on the autism spectrum.

Our workers are present around the clock.

Contact information:
Unit manager Ritva Ojala, +358 9 310 74309
Staff, +358 9 310 43886

Contact information

Arcturuksenkatu 6, 00540 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 6900, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Kipparintalo like? 

At Kipparintalo, you will live in your own rental apartment which you will furnish with your own furniture, with your loved ones’ support. The apartments feature a kitchen and a bathroom.  

Kipparintalo operates on three floors. The unit has a shared living room, a dining area, a sauna, an exercise facility, and utility and laundry rooms.

If you want to, you can eat meals provided by Kipparintalo. Occasionally, our residents go eat somewhere else or order food. You can eat in the peace and quiet of your apartment or use the shared dining area of Kipparintalo.   

What is everyday life at Kipparintalo like? 

Our residents attend day and work activities and study. In the evening and at weekends, we spend time together in the living room, enjoying activities such as playing games and cooking.

Our residents enjoy outdoor activities together with our workers, have various trips and attend cultural events.  

At Kipparintalo, the aim is for our residents to live the kind of life they want as much as possible. For example, one resident once told us that “it’s nice that you have friends here and never have to be alone if you don’t want to.”  


At Kipparintalo, our focus is on doing things together, supporting our residents’ independence and adulthood, and our residents’ right of self-determination.  

Our workers will help you in accordance with your individual needs in matters such as medical care, cleaning, errands, cooking and leisure time arrangements.  

We collaborate closely with our residents’ loved ones and other cooperation networks. 

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


Arcturuksenkatu 6, 00540 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 buzzer, opening easily manually.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has 4 floors.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair that is difficult to perceive; 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 facility uses movement-guiding surface material.
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly. The glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on floor 0.