Single Parent Association
It is hard to be the only parent. There are lot's demands in every day life. It gets some times really lonely. Come and join others who have experienced the same. You are welcome to the family cafes, excursions - the peer support activities.
With this video campaign we tell stories of our member families – single parents and their children to show, that you are not alone. Many others have gone through the same. More videos.
Tel. (09) 720 6810
Resources for parents, opportunities for children
Founded by single mothers, The Single Parents’ Association is a non-religious, non-political organization working to improve the status of children and provide equal opportunities for them. As an association, it is a member of the Finnish Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters.
The purpose of The Single Parents’ Association is to improve child welfare by offering opportunities for children and support for parents. The association organizes a variety of peer activities for single-parent families and seeks and trains volunteers interested in helping families and children.
As a nongovernmental organization, the association strives to reinforce confidence and empowerment among people facing challenging life situations.
MULTICULTURAL FAMILY CAFE FOR SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES Please join other single parents for tea, coffee, peer support and sharing – in English. We meet on Saturday 24th Feb at 10.30 –12.30 and on Saturday 17th March at 10.30–12.30 at Pienperheyhdistys, Hämeentie 64 (close to Sörnäinen metro). Parents discuss in one room, and babysitters take care of the children in the next room. Please register by 15 Feb for February and by 10 March for March, via the link and also let us know the name and age of the children attending the care. More info from: riikka.koola(at)pienperhe.fi, tel.040 640 3756
The office and facilities of the association, as well as Buddies for Kids (www.mieskaverit.fi) are located in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. Peer activities for single-parent families are arranged in Sörnäinen and in Jakomäki, family centre Punahilkka, both maintained by the association. In addition, peer activities take place in locations provided by various partners in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.
Family centre Punahilkka in Jakomäki provides peer activities and early support for families with children.