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Resident houses are open as follows:

Helsinki resident houses Hanna, Kontula, Vuosaari, Saunabaari, Oulunkylän seurahuone, Malmi and Pihlajamäki are open Mon–Fri 09:00-16:00. The lobby of Resident house Mylläri will be open according to the opening hours of the Media Library Mon-Thu 09:00-20:00, Fri 09:00-16:00 and Sat 10:00-16:00.

Resident house Betania is currently closed for renovation.

During the daytime, we will implement house specific digital support, face mask distribution, waste food distribution and community refrigerator operations by appointment in accordance with a separate notice.

Follow the notifications of the community centres in Facebook and you will find more information about the services that can be arranged by appointment. A notice concerning appointments will also appear on the doors of the houses. Events of the resident houses are published in the events calendar of the City of Helsinki, on the house-specific Facebook pages and on the notice boards of the resident houses.

In the resident houses, we will follow the guidelines provided for the coronavirus period, safety intervals of 2 meters and the use of face masks.

Digital support places in Helsinki

Distribution points of face masks in Helsinki


More information about community centres

Community Centre Betania

Community Centre Betania is closed for renovation.

Perämiehenkatu 13, 00150 Helsinki
Map, transport connections, accessibility
PO Box 15710, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4709, cafe 
Reservations and enquiries only through

Office tel. +358 (0)9 3107 3935
Café tel. +358 (0)9 3104 4709

For immigrants

Finnish language group

The Finnish Red Cross’s Finnish language group Mondays from 13-14.

Meeting cafes

Meeting cafes are open for everybody. There are programme and events in which people with different background can meat each other. Cafes organise e.g. live music, workshops and instructed physical exercise. The cafes and service are free of charge.

Meeting cafes take place every second Monday of the month 17-20.

Community Centre Hanna

Service break 9.–13.8.2021

Open from 16.8.2021 Mon–Fri 9–16

Sturenkatu 12, 00510 Helsinki

Map, transport connections, accessibility
PO Box 7720, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel. +358 (0)9 3107 3933
Fax  +358 (0)9 3104 3784
Social care worker Jaana Turpeinen, tel. +358 (0)9 3107 3934

Rules of the House

  • P–C–A a habit, but not a burden – Partnership, Cooperation and Assistance
  • JOY from activities you enjoy
  • PEACE no forced participation – creative laziness allowed
  • SOBRIETY Intoxicants have no place in these meeting centres

    Community Centre Hanna is a house of many possibilities where you can take up a hobby, meet people, find employment, volunteer and spend your leisure time in peace. The house is open to all Helsinki residents and its activities are either free of charge or available at the cost of the service in question.

    Hanna provides facilities for various recreational groups in the fields of sports, arts and crafts and literature. The customer computers are a handy way to browse the internet and IT guidance is available during the house’s opening hours. A sewing workshop offers guidance for anyone interested in handcrafts.

    At Hanna, you can admire art exhibitions, enjoy the buffet or eat a lunch, read the newspapers of the day or watch television. We organise relaxing excursions, courses and theme days all year round. In summer, the residents can enjoy Hanna’s gardening plot in Lapinlahti. This beautiful, lush plot is like an oasis in the middle of Alppila.

06.08.2021 16:31