Peer Support

The Single Parents’ Association’s peer support program provides the opportunity to get to know other families in similar situations and share life’s struggles and joys. Through peer support you can find friends for your children and new ideas for hobbies.

In the peer support program you can also take the role of a peer group leader. You can also be a supervisor at events, camps and trips working together with other peer group leaders or with professional staff.

Currently we have one peer support group in English in need of a peer leader, but in the future, we hope to create additional groups held in English.

For all the activities, check out our calendar (toimintakalenteri)

Evening tea for English speaking single parents at Oodi library

English speaking single parents are meeting at Oodi library top floor kids’ area (near the big carpet in the middle) once a month Fridays at 17.30–19.00, next:  Fri 29 April and Fri 27 May. You are most welcome to join. Tea/coffee at Oodi is at your own expense from Oodi café, but little snacks are available on a first come first served basis.

If you wish to get more info, you can join English speakers’ WhatsApp group (by sending a message to Riikka, after 20 April, tel. 040-640 3756: in the message, please tell your name and the name and age of your child/children.

Kid Care – Tenavatupa

KidCare is a service that gives single parents the chance to participate in civic action and spend time on their own interests. It is particularly important for families missing social networks. Currently the child care is provided during the activities of The Single Parent Association, organizational meetings, peer support groups, some lectures etc.

Arranging child care is a must for single parents wishing to be active outside the home. As KidCare is free of charge, all families, regardless of financial means, can benefit from this service.

Inquieries: Riikka Koola 040 640 3756 or