When everything is not okay, we’re here to help

Perhelinja/Family Hotline offers organisation-based and impartial leisure activities, advice and counselling for the different life situations of children, young people, families and their loved ones living in Turku, Uusikaupunki, Laitila and Kimitoön.

Any services provided by Perhelinja/Family Hotline are confidential and free of charge. You are welcome to come to us and ask for advice or talk about any issues weighing on your mind. The services of Perhelinja/Family Hotline are for anyone who is looking for some means to relieve the pressures of their situation or who may already be getting help but needs some additional support. You may also be worried about someone close to you.

Perhelinja/Family Hotline is manned by trained professionals, who are accustomed to dealing with people in all sorts of different life situations on a daily basis.

LEISURE TIME / ACTIVITIES

Work with immigrant mothers

Ipana-Messi’s Tuesday activities (Uusikaupunki):

Minna Maanpää
tel. 045 7876 9443
minna.maanpaa@sateenkaarikoto.fi
Sateenkaari Koto ry

Turku 4H association clubs and courses (all areas):
Jussi-Pekka Paija
tel. 050 5227348
jussi-pekka.paija@4h.fi
Turku 4H association

Family clubs and other activities run by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (Vakka-Suomi district):
Jonna Nurminen
tel. 044 077 0892
jonna.nurminen@mll.fi
Mannerheim League for Child Welfare – Southwest Finland

Volunteer work

Sport Mentor activities (Kimitoön and Turku)
Julia Laapotti
tel. 050- 5144 768
julia.Laapotti@pelastakaalapset.fi
Save the Children Finland

Mental health and substance abuse support (Kimitoön, Laitila, Turku)
Sirpa Madsen
tel. 044- 793 0585
sirpa.madsen@vsfinfami.fi
FinFami – Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness / Southwest Finland chapter organisation

FAMILIES OF THOSE DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES

Sirpa Madsen (Kimitoön, Turku, Laitila)
tel. 044- 793 0585
sirpa.madsen@vsfinfami.fi
FinFami – Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness / Southwest Finland chapter organisation

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Expectant mothers and families of small children (0-3 yrs)

Sari Lehto (all areas)
tel. 050 379 9700
sari.lehto@tuentu.fi
Avopalvelu Olivia’s low threshold work, Turun Ensi- ja Turvakoti shelter home

Families of those with substance abuse issues

Sirpa Madsen (Kimitoön, Turku, Laitila)
tel. 044 793 0585
sirpa.madsen@vsfinfami.fi
FinFami – Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness / Southwest Finland chapter organisation

EATING DISORDERS

Sami Heimo (all areas)
tel. 040 595 8542
sami.heimo@syliin.fi
Lounais-Suomen – Syli ry