Adult social work for young adults

You can contact the services of adult social work for young adults when you struggle with everyday life challenges and in crisis situations. Our services are intended for Helsinki residents aged 16-29.

Our team of social workers and instructors is here to support you in navigating daily life challenges and crisis situations. We offer guidance, advice and assistance tailored to your specific needs.

Our services are based on a thorough assessment of your service requirements, and together we develop a client plan to address areas such as housing, education, employment, health and relationships. If needed, you will be assigned a designated responsible worker who will provide ongoing support and guidance.

We also provide information about other services available for young people, and we collaborate with other actors as necessary, based on your needs and preferences.

If you already have been assigned a designated responsible worker, you can contact them either through Maisa or during their telephone hours.

For those without a designated responsible worker, we offer phone services at the social work service point of your residential area Mon-Fri 8.15-16.00. These same telephone numbers also cater to authorities and other cooperation partners.

Additionally, you can visit the service point in your residential area without an appointment Mon-Fri 10.00-14.00. Please note that you may have to wait for your turn depending on the number of visitors.

Swedish-speaking young people can access services at the Haaga service point.

How can I find my service point?

If you are a new client and do not have a designated social worker, you can either call or visit your service point. 

See contact details of your service point

Note! The same telephone numbers also cater to authorities and other cooperation partners.

I have misplaced the contact information of my designated worker. Where can I find it? 

If you have visited us before, you may have been assigned a designated social worker. In this case, your designated social worker will have given you their contact information and told you when and how to best reach them.  

If you have misplaced the contact information of your designated worker, check it in the drop-down menu under your service point. 

If you cannot find their contact information, you can always call social counselling. 

Senior Social Worker

Jarkko Luusua tel. +358 50 4017389

Social instructors 

  • Emmi Tallgren-Peräkylä tel.+358 50 5910 793
  • Fowziya Ahmad tel. +358 40 8654 185
  • Kristina Christiansen tel +358 40 6735 640
  • Anniina Kylänpää tel.+358 40 1628 514
  • Suvi Tolppanen tel. +358 40 1628 514
  • Severina Hujanen tel. +358 50 5204923
  • Katja Meriläinen tel. +358 40 4839 831

Social workers 

  • Anniina Enroth tel. +358 40 6624048
  • Laura Finander tel. +358 40 8653095
  • Ljudmila Laamonen tel. +358 50 3474982
  • Aili Levänen tel. +358 50 3489899
  • Amiika Ontermaa tel. +358 40 6639286 (until 31.1.2024)

Senior Social Worker Hannele Backström, +358 9 310 43512/+358 50 336 1748 

Social workers 

  • Kantanen Silja  +358 9 310 44593 / +358 50 4020538
  • Koivunen Janne +358 9 310 44239 / +358 40 6314 959
  • Kovanen Tarja +358 9 310  56266 / +358 40 7594365
  • Lohi Katariina +358 9 310 29244 / +358 50 5401340
  • Martikainen Sara +358 9 31043664 / +358 503367447
  • Moisio Meri +358 9 31023750 / +358 40 6713484
  • Penna Kristiina +358 9 310 23749 / +358 40 6684807

Social instructors 

  • Jammeh Mariama +358 9 310 44675 / +358 50 4026018
  • Sankari-Stokes Pipsa +358 9 310 23615 / +358 40 8650636
  • Tuomikoski Tiitta +358 9 310 43168 / +358 40 1391524

 

Senior Social Worker Tuulia Järvenpää, +358 9 3105 8535 

Social workers 

  • Laura Lager, tel. +358 9 3104 3803    
  • Laura Viippola, tel. +358 9 3107 3930 
  • Johanna von Bonsdorff, tel. +358 9 3104 4673 
  • Iida Erickson, tel. +358 9 3104 7868 
  • Merja Harju, tel. +358 9 3104 4468 
  • Iiris Miettinen, tel. +358 50 3667 444 
  • Kiira Talvela, tel. +358 9 3104 9172 
  • Laura Willman, tel. +358 9 3107 4118  

Social instructors 

  • Sanne Smedberg, tel. +358 9 3104 2493 
  • Miia Flyckt, tel. +358 9 3104 6569 
  • Mia Nyström, tel. +358 9 3104 4478 

Senior Social Worker Noora Törnqvist tel. +358 9 3106 9773 

Social instructors 

  • Nelli Hiltula, tel. +358 9 3105 6250 
  • Merja Lehtonen, tel. +358 9 3104 3600 
  • Nina Mallon, tel. +358 9 3106 9619 
  • Sofia Haapaniemi, tel. +358 9 3101 5159 
  • Nimco Sareye, tel. +358 9 3106 9555 
  • Elisa Mannerberg, tel. +358 9 3105 9708 

 

Social workers 

  • Hanna Hulkkonen, tel. +358 9 3105 8509 
  • Elisa Kulmala, tel. +358 9 3105 8556 
  • Marja-Liisa Laine, tel. +358 9 3105 8567 
  • Katja Rautiainen, tel. +358 9 3106 9610   
  • Mikaela Rosvall, tel. +358 9 3105 8326 
  • Emma Sandblom, tel. +358 9 3106 9559
  • Kati Tukiainen, tel. +358 9 3105 8271 
  • Jouni Kinnunen, tel. +358 9 3105 8260 
  • Maria Kannisto, tel. +358 9 3106 9620 

Senior Social Worker Silva Linnahalme-Triana, tel. +358 9 3106 2627 

Social instructors 

  • Noora Al-Qatawneh, tel. +358 9 3105 8501 

  • Tanja Kähkönen, tel. +358 9 3104 1320 

  • Henni Tuominen, tel. +358 9 3106 2562 

  • Jenna Saari, tel. +358 9 3106 2616 

Social workers 

  • Mia Siermala, tel. +358 9 3106 5870 
  • Aino Hollo, tel. +358 9 3102 3621 
  • Raisa Karimo , tel. +358 9 3106 2870 
  • Anne-Mari Kyöstilä, tel. +358 9 3106 2670 
  • Pauli Pesola, tel. +358 9 3106 2606 
  • Annika Vuori, tel. +358 9 3106 2643 
  • Juha-Pekka Vuorio, tel. +358 9 3104 9298
  • Emilia Sippala tel. +358 9 3102 4941
  • Jenni Helle tel. +358 9 3107 0929

Social work students

  • Henry Hedborg, tel. +358 9 3106 2865 

Senior Social Worker  

Joni Koskinen, tel. +358 9 3106 9552 
  

Social workers 

  • Suvi Huttunen, tel. +358 9 3104 1690 
  • Ilona Akkila, direct tel. +358 9 310 36235
  • Jussi-Pekka Ryytty, tel. +358 9 3106 2866
  • Halonen Pauliina puh. 09 3108 9895

 

Social instructors 

  • Laura Bojang, tel. +358 9 3102 3619

  • Tanja Tuominiemi, tel. +358 9 3102 9913

Service points

Haaga Service Point for Adult Social Work and Adult Social Work for Young Adults

Address: Hopeatie 6, 00440 Helsinki

Kontula Service Point for Adult Social Work for Young Adults

Address: Ostoskuja 3, 1. kerros, 00940 Helsinki

Malmi Service Point for Adult Social Work and Adult Social Work for Young Adults

Address: Ala-Malmin tori 2, 00700 Helsinki
Photo: Aleksi Poutanen

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