Help and Support for Families with Children
Every child is entitled to a good and happy childhood. The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare works to make this possible together with many other organizations, both public and private.
The Mannerheim League is an NGO and membership is open to everyone. It promotes the wellbeing of children and of families with children, increases respect for childhood and seeks to make it more visible, and sees that children's views are taken into account in public decision-making.
The Mannerheim League is the largest child welfare organization in Finland. It has 92 000 members and 566 local associations throughout the country. The work of these local associations is supported by the League's 10 district organizations.
The Mannerheim League relies on partnerships. It works with numerous organizations, businesses and networks in Finland and abroad. The League's Central Office in Helsinki cooperates closely with ministries, officials and other organizations while the district organizations and local associations operate on the regional level.
The league aims to ensure that
A healthy, secure childhood
Families need services
Friend for an Immigrant Mum
Would you like to learn to speak better Finnish?
Would you like to get a Finnish-speaking woman as your friend and spend time with her?
You can get to know a Finnish woman through MLL Pohjanmaan piiri. You can learn the language with her and you can familiarise yourselves with each other's cultures. It is possible to take your children along in the meetings.
Contact us for further information!
Coordinator Liisa Aro-Panula
p. 044 591 9955
The international Cafe - Kansainvälisyyskahvila
Familyhouse Kivirikko (Puskantie 36c).
The purpose of the Cafe is to have enjoyable get-togethers and share experiences. In the cafe, we speak Finnish and English.
Familyhouse Kivirikko offers a variety of activities for families. Click here to find out more.