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
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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.

Peer support group for single mothers starts up again after summer! Come to find friends for your children and to build a network for your family with other families. Join us on August 28th (28.8). We're meeting at Hämeentie 64. The dates for this fall's meetings are every other Monday (28.8., 11.9., 25.9., 9.10., 23.10., 6.11., 20.11., 4.12.) at 5–8 pm (klo 17–20). To attend, please sign up here at least one week prior to the meeting. If you are unable to make it to a meeting that you have signed up for you absolutely must cancel by the previous week's Thursday at klo 13 (1 pm). To cancel send an e-mail to

The office and facilities of the association, as well as Buddies for Kids ( 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.