Majakka Housing Group

We provide instructed housing in Herttoniemi for Helsinki residents with developmental disabilities. We also serve support clients living elsewhere.

Majakka Housing Group provides instructed housing for residents with developmental disabilities. In addition to them, our housing group also serves three support clients living elsewhere.

Each of our 12 permanent residents have their own apartment in Majakka Housing Group.

Instructed housing is suitable for you if your need for help is only moderate.

There is no nighttime supervision in instructed housing. Our staff are present on weekdays 7.00-22.00 and at weekends 8.30-22.00.

Contact information:
Unit manager: Tiina Nordin, +358 9 310 73386
Staff: +358 9 310 46010

Contact information

Abraham Wetterin tie 18 A, 00880 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 6350, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living in Majakka Housing Group like? 

You will have your own apartment in Majakka. We also have a shared living room and dining area on the first floor, where the staff facilities are located as well. Our sauna facilities are located on the sixth floor. The basement floor features apartment-specific storage facilities and a gym, which we share with the residents of the adjacent senior centre.

In the shared facilities of Majakka Housing Group, we spend time by having meals together, doing household chores, playing games and interacting with fellow residents. Our shared facilities are fully accessible. 

What is our everyday life like? 

Majakka was born from the initiative of a few families with developmental disabilities living in East Helsinki. They wanted to pursue a project in which young people who already knew each other could move into a shared housing unit and everyone would receive the support and guidance they need.  

The City provided a good setting for the project, led and drove the project and served as the developer. 
Accordingly, our support and guidance are based on individuality and each residents’ needs. 
At weekends and during public holidays, we organise shared activities in accordance with our residents’ wishes. We discuss current shared matters and plans at resident meetings on Sundays.  

Majakka Housing Group is located in Herttoniemi by good transport connections and near services. You can conveniently take a bus to Herttoniemi and Itäkeskus right from our door. The services of Kalasatama are also a short metro trip away.

The housing group is located right next to Roihuvuori Cherry Park and Herttoniemi Library. 


Our staff are present on weekdays 7.00–22.00 and at weekends 8.30–22.00. 
We do not have nighttime supervision.

Majakka Housing Group has five instructors: social services specialists and practical nurses. We share our unit manager with two other housing units. 


Abraham Wetterin tie 18 A, 00880 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.
  • 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 6 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.