Tyynelä Group Home

Tyynelä Group Home, nestled in the heart of Töölö, provides dedicated housing services for adults with developmental disabilities.

At Tyynelä Group Home, we offer service housing for a total of 13 adults with developmental disabilities. Our residents occupy two distinct floors within an apartment building owned by the city. The third floor accommodates nine residents, while the street level is home to four individuals, creating a close-knit and welcoming community.

Tyynelä Activity Centre is situated in the same property. Some of our residents engage in work and day activities during the weekdays, and for those who prefer a more leisurely pace, our group home offers a tranquil environment for retirees to enjoy their days, complete with outdoor activities to enjoy.

Our instructors are available to provide assistance and support Mon-Fri 7.00-21.00 and Sat-Sun 8.00-20.30.

We prioritise safety, with each resident equipped with a safety phone in their room, providing a direct line for assistance when needed. Additionally, we have an on-call night nurse available to visit the group home if necessary, further enhancing the security and well-being of our residents.

Our contact information:

Staff: +358 9 3104 4356, +358 50 3968 235
Email tyynelan.ryhmakoti@hel.fi

Contact information

Väinämöisenkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 10714, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is it like to live in Tyynelä Group Home?  

In your own room, you have the freedom to furnish it with your own furniture, creating a personalised and comfortable living space. To ensure convenience, you share a toilet and shower with the resident of an adjacent room, promoting efficient use of our facilities. 

Both floors feature kitchen areas where residents come together for communal meals, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared experiences. Additionally, the living rooms on both floors are open for everyone to use, providing opportunities to relax, watch TV, or simply hang out. For those interested in computer games and similar activities, an upstairs living room is equipped with a computer. 

In the basement of the building, the group home offers a sauna and laundry room, adding to the overall comfort and convenience of our residents. 

We believe in creating a vibrant community, and to that end, we organise senior activities at the group home. These events are also attended by other adults with developmental disabilities from the nearby area, promoting social interaction and inclusivity. 

To ensure open communication and involvement, we hold residents' meetings once a month, providing a platform for discussing current and relevant matters, allowing everyone to have their voice heard and contribute to the community's well-being. 


Väinämöisenkatu 27, 00100 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.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly. 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 opens automatically with a button.
  • The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has three 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 facility has thresholds over 2 cm high.
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly. The glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has a toilet marked as accessible on the entrance floor. The toilet does not have sufficient room for a wheelchair and the door is too narrow.
  • A second toilet marked as accessible is located on floor 0.