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Support family activities of child welfare services

The purpose is the empowerment of the family through support family activities and other necessary support methods.

The children will stay with the support family for one weekend each month. Through these visits, they will receive the care appropriate to their age group, new stimulus and safe relationships.

The service is applied for together with the social worker responsible for the child's affairs. Both parents consent is needed for the application.

Support families are voluntary operators, who are recruited and coached by the Support family unit.

The services are free of charge for the customers.


The service is intended for the child welfare client families with special need of support. The service helps in problems with parenting, parent's energy resources and when the family has a small social network.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

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