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Perheentalo is an open meeting place

Welcome to Perheentalo to spend time and meet other families! Perheentalo is a community house for children and for families with children. The house offers a play space for children and a living room for fathers, mothers and other important people of the children. While playing and chatting, you can eat your own snacks and drink coffee or tea. The staff will guide and assist visitors and help with questions you might have.

Other activities include various group activities, trainings and preventative counseling services. If the families want to, they can receive guidance on how to find different supportive services. In the evenings and on weekends, various open peer support groups meet at Perheentalo.

Basic information

Perheentalo is located in Taitokortteli in the center of Joensuu (Rantakatu 15). We are open Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm, from Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 2pm and once a month on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

The house can be visited by a maximum of 40 visitors at a time. Make sure the house has space at the time you want to visit by making an appointment at 050 330 6532 by calling, Whatsapp, or texting. Please state the number of people and the time you will arrive.

Our goal

The house aims to serve as a meeting place as well as offer support for the everyday life. Joensuu’s Perheentalo strives to increase the well-being of children and their families. The aim is to strengthen parenting skills and to promote parents’ participation, as well as their possibilities to influence. The operations are driven by the goal of promoting children’s rights. Every child matters!

Working together

The activities in Perheentalo are carried out in cooperation with the city of Joensuu, different organizations, educational institutions and companies with a partnership principle. Perheentalo offers a wide range of learning environments for students.

Would you like to work as a volunteer?

Volunteer assignments are always based on one’s own wishes and interests. As a volunteer at Perheentalo, you can, for example, play with children, organize activity sessions, arrange toys, make coffee, take care of the tidiness of the places or help our employees in our online activities as an assistant (Finnish language skills required).

If you are interested in working as a volunteer or have any questions, please contact our employer Minna Hiltunen (minna.hiltunen@pelastakaalapset.fi).

More information

Perheentalo is a project financed (RAY & ERDF) co-operation center of preventative child welfare. Projects are managed by Save the Children Finland. Perheentalo in Joensuu is a part of the regional office of East Finland’s Save the Children.

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