Paula Home

Paula Home provides housing services for adult clients of disability services who need instruction and support for their independence.

At Paula Home, our aim is to enable our clients to become independent. We have 14 roughly 25-m2 rental apartments featuring a mini kitchen and a bathroom. We also have shared facilities.

Paula Home also has transitional apartments in areas in Haaga. Living in the transitional apartments helps you to become independent. In supported housing, instructors will have scheduled home visits with you, whereby you can take care of various matters together with them and receive support for your needs.

The staff of Paula Home are present around the clock. Our facilities are not fully accessible.

Living at Paula Home is temporary in nature, as the aim is to prepare you for moving into less supported housing arrangements. However, there is no time limit to your stay with us.

Contact information:
Staff +358 9 310 24812 (24 h)
Social instructor: Laura Holtari, tel. +358 9 310 28003 (weekdays 8.00-15.00)
Unit manager: Jarmo-Ahti Karppinen, tel. +358 9 310 73987 (weekdays 9.00-15.00)

Contact information

Laajasuontie 33 A 15, 00320 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 32800, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Paula Home like?  

You will have your own apartment, which you will furnish with your own furniture and belongings. Our apartments have a mini kitchen equipped with a microwave oven and a refrigerator. You can use our shared kitchen to prepare meals that require a stove or an oven. The kitchen is equipped with cooking equipment.

You will receive the support you need for planning, acquiring and preparing meals. As our client, you will take care of your own meals, as we do not have shared meal times at Paula Home.

Our facilities are located on two floors, but our apartments are all on the bottom floor. 
Paula Home has shared facilities, such as a living room, a kitchen, a sauna and a laundry room. Our shared facilities feature games, a pool table and a ping pong table, musical instruments and other hobby equipment. You can reserve time slots for the sauna and the laundry room. 

What is everyday life at Paula Home like? 

You will receive individualised guidance and support for taking care of and practising daily routines. We will create a personal housing implementation plan for you and update it once a year together with you.

We will guide and support you in household chores, medical care, taking care of yourself, running errands and planning and implementing your everyday matters, such as those related to studies, work or day activities.

We will schedule personal home visit and errand times with you, based on your support needs. 
We will spend time together in our shared facilities, have trips and barbecue in the yard in summer. We will help you find enjoyable leisure time activities. We have a shared coffee break every morning and afternoon.

Paula Home is located near Huopalahti Station, so we have good transport connections to different parts of the city. We are also located close to a health station, a library, grocery stores, a sports park, Rhododendron Park and good outdoor activity areas.

When you live in a transitional apartment of Paula Home, our instructors will schedule home visit times with you. We will take care of agreed upon matters with you during those visits. You can also come take care of your matters at Paula Home or contact our instructors by phone around the clock.

The transitional apartments of Paula Home are located primarily in the Haaga area.

You can apply to become a client of Paula Home via the disability work social worker of your residential area. You will pay rent and a maintenance fee for your apartment.


Our staff consists of a social instructor, registered nurses, practical nurses and social services specialists. Our workers are trained in and have experience with supporting neuropsychiatry clients, as well as mental health, substance abuse and disability work. 


Laajasuontie 33 A 15, 00320 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 guided, smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated.

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 at least 4 turning steps with handrails on one side.
  • 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 is located on the entrance floor.
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly. The glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has a toilet marked as accessible. It does not have sufficient room for a wheelchair. One or both sides of the toilet seat lack a support rail.
  • A second toilet marked as accessible is located on floor 2.
  • The service point has a fixed induction loop.