Emergency social services

Emergency social services helps people in urgent need of care, protection and help. Services are provided in the evenings and on weekends.

Emergency social services assesses the need for urgent social services and records child welfare notifications outside office hours.

The need for urgent social services may be related to, for example, the unsafe conditions of a child, worrying behaviour of a young person, domestic violence or concern for the ability of an older or disabled person to cope at home.

We arrange, for example, accommodation and financial support as urgent social services.

The immediate help provided by the emergency social services is free of charge.

You can also find this page at hel.fi/emergency-social-services.