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Home services for families with children

What are home services for families with children?

The purpose of the home services for families with children is to recognise, prevent and alleviate problems encountered by children, young people and families, as early as possible. The goal is to improve the family’s abilities to cope with everyday life and also the successful growth and development of the child through discussions, by guiding the family and by working together, while utilising the family's own resources.

Further information

How much does the service cost?

The service is subject to a charge for clients of early support services. The charge is determined according to the family’s level of income. The service is free of charge for clients of Child Welfare Services, special support services and disability services.

See home services fees (pdf, in Finnish)

The home services for families with children also accept service vouchers (in Finnish).

Client fee calculator (in Finnish)


How to apply for the service

You can apply for the home services by contacting the senior instructor of your area. A list of service districts can be found under Contact Information.

From 1 September 2019 onwards, families that are clients of the early support services will be referred to the service via the KATI team.

Contact information

Home services for families with children
Siltasaarenkatu 16, 3rd floor, 00530 Helsinki 
PO Box 7131, 00099 City of Helsinki


Finnish-speaking clients

Service district (from 1.6.2019): Lauttasaari, Jätkäsaari, Ruoholahti, Punavuori, Viiskulma, Suomenlinna, Töölö, Arabia, Hermanni, Vallila, Kallio, Hakaniemi, Kaisaniemi, Kruunuhaka, Katajanokka

  • Senior instructor Merja Ristolainen puh. 09 3102 4198

Service district (from 1.6.2019): Herttoniemi, Herttoniemenranta, Roihuvuori, Tammisalo, Kulosaari, Kalasatama, Pasila, Toukola, Koskela, Käpylä

  • Senior instructor Teija Mattila tel. 09 3104 4495

Swedish-speaking clients

Service district (from 1.6.2019): Swedish-speaking home services of the entire City

  • Senior instructor Teija Mattila tel. 09 3104 4495


Service voucher

Service vouchers are also available for the home services for families with children.

NOTE! The period of validity and the number of hours granted for service vouchers for home services remain unchanged in the current exceptional circumstances.

Read more in the customer letter (pdf)



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