Short-term Unit Visiitti

Located in Sofianlehto, Short-term Unit Visiitti provides short-time care periods of varying durations for children with disabilities in Helsinki.

At Visiitti, we provide short-term care periods for children and young people under the age of 18 living with disabilities. Our short-term unit has ten care places and one crisis care place.

The objective of the short-term care period is for your primary form of housing to continue. We provide care and support for the duration of your loved ones' rest or holiday, and in unexpected crisis situations.
During your temporary care period, you will normally attend your own activities, such as school or daycare.

Due to children's and young people's schooling and daycare centre activities, our operations focus on evenings and weekends.

Our staff are present around the clock.

As a Helsinki resident, you can apply to become a client of Visiitti if you are a client of disability services and you have an informal caregiver. Please contact your designated disability service social worker. The social worker will propose a client relationship for you via the care coordinator.

When you are about to start your client relationship with us, we will schedule a familiarisation visit with your guardian.

Contact information
Telephone: +358 9 310 34927
Unit manager Anu Kontula,

Contact information

Sofianlehdonkatu 8, A-house, 00610 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 8550, 00099 City of Helsinki

What is living at Short-term Unit Visiitti like? 

You can take part in Visiitti’s everyday life in accordance with your resources. Outdoor activities and play are part of our daily programme. We will aim to activate you to live everyday life as normally as possible. 

We will enjoy outdoor activities, use our own sensory room, do arts and crafts, bake and play with you. At weekends and in the evening, you can also use the day activity sensory room and the sauna facilities. We will have trips with you when possible.

Our yard area features a playground and a barbecue shelter. There are very good outdoor activity areas near by. 

Follow us on social media! 

Follow us on Instagram (Link leads to external service)

Follow us on Facebook(Link leads to external service) 


Sofianlehdonkatu 8, A-house, 00610 Helsinki
Location on map - Open larger map(Link leads to external service)

The route to the main entrance

  • The 2 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors over 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking spaces is less than 3.6 m.
  • 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 passage has at least 4 turning steps with handrails on both sides.
  • The route has a ramp over 6 m long with an intermediate landing, with handrails on both sides.

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 both sides.
  • The entrance has a ramp over 6 m long with an intermediate landing, with handrails on both sides.
  • 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 opens automatically with a motion sensor.

In the facility

  • The customer service point is located on floor 4.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens with an access control key. 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 facility has an accessible toilet on floor 4.