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Problem situations in Kauniainen

Emergencies

Call the emergency number 112 in an emergency. They can send the police, an ambulance or the fire service to the scene. Do not call the emergency number if it is not a real emergency.

Read more: Emergencies.

Social and Crisis Emergency Services

The Social and Crisis Emergency Services at the Jorvi Hospital provide assistance around the clock if you or your family needs help in a sudden crisis, such as violence, problems experienced by children or mental problems. In a crisis situation, you can call or visit the emergency services.

Espoo Social and Crisis Emergency Services
Jorvi Hospital, Turuntie 150, Espoo
Tel. (09) 816 42439
Weekdays 3 pm–8 am, Fri–Sun and on holidays around the clock

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Social and crisis emergency supportFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiThe Finnish Association for Mental Health:
Crisis assistance for immigrantsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic | Kurdish

Residence permit problems

If you have problems or uncertainties regarding your residence permit, please contact the Finnish Immigration Service, Refugee Advice Centre or Virka Info, the City of Helsinki information service for immigrants.

Read more: Residence permit problems.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Information on residence permitsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiRefugee Advice Centre:
Legal aid for refugeesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
Helsinki-infoFinnish | Swedish | English

Crimes

If you fall victim to a crime, file a report of the offence with the police. Reports can be submitted online. You can also fill in a form and take it to Espoo main police station.

Espoo Main Police Station
Nihtisillankuja 4
02631 Espoo

Read more: Crimes

linkkiLänsi-Uudenmaan poliisilaitos:
Contact informationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiPolice:
Electronic crime reportFinnish | Swedish | English

Do you need a lawyer?

The Länsi-Uusimaa Legal Aid Office serves the residents of Kauniainen.

Länsi-Uusimaa Legal Aid Office
Itätuulentie 1 A
02100 Espoo
Tel. 029 56 61820.

Read more: Do you need a lawyer?

linkkiLänsi-Uusimaa Legal Aid Office:
Legal aidFinnish

Violence

If you need urgent police assistance in an emergency, call the emergency number 112.

If a member of your family uses violence against you or threatens to do so, you can contact a shelter.

Pääkaupunkiseudun turvakoti (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Shelter)
Steniuksentie 20, Helsinki
Tel. (09) 4777 180 (24h)

linkkiPääkaupungin Turvakoti ry:
Help for victims of domestic violenceFinnish

MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association offers a national helpline for immigrant women who have experienced violence.

Tel. 0800 05058

linkkiMonika – Multicultural Women’s Association:
Aid and support to immigrant womenFinnish | English | Russian | French | Somali | Arabic | Kurdish | Thai

Miehen linja (Men’s Line) is a service that helps immigrant men who have problems with violent behaviour.

Tel. (09) 276 62899
E-mail: kontakti(at)lyomatonlinja.fi

linkkiMiehen linja:
Help for immigrant menFinnish | English

Read more: Violence

Problems in marriage and relationships

Family counselling centres help with marital and relationship problems. The family counselling centre serves residents of Kauniainen.

Family counselling centre
Tel. (09) 5056 297

Read more: Marriage and relationship problems

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Family counselling centreFinnish | Swedish

Children’s and young people’s problems

Children’s problems

In problems concerning children of under school age, please contact the child health clinic.

Child health clinic
Tel. (09) 5056 357 or (09) 5056 358

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Guidance clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

If your child is of school age, you can ask the school nurse for help .

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
School health careFinnish | Swedish

If you would like advice on matters related to the mental growth and development of a child, you can make an appointment at the family counselling centre.

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Family counselling centreFinnish | Swedish

Young people’s problems

You can talk about your problems with the nurse at your school or place of study or to the adults at a youth centre. Young persons or parents can also contact the family counselling centre.

Young persons who feel it is not safe to be at home can contact the Youth Emergency Shelter of the Finnish Red Cross. The shelter is located in Leppävaara.

Youth Emergency Shelter
Läkkisepänkuja 2 A 14
02650 Espoo

Tel. (09) 8195 5360
E-mail: turvatalo.espoo(at)redcross.fi

linkkiFinnish Red Cross:
Youth Emergency ShelterFinnish

Read more: Children’s and young people’s problems

Death

If someone close to you dies suddenly, you can receive mental support from Kauniainen’s debriefing group, tel. 09 5056 356.

The City of Kauniainen has its own cemetery in the Kasavuori area. It is intended for city residents.

Read more: Death