On this page you can find information for arrivals from Ukraine to Vantaa. The city offers various services.
Notice regarding education provided by the city for people coming from Ukraine
We warmly welcome you to early childhood education and school! We also provide Finnish language lessons to adults. Swedish language lessons for adults are provided by the Swedish Adult Education Center of the City of Helsinki (Arbis).
Education for children and young people is free of charge in Finland. Every early childhood education and school day includes a free warm meal. Children and young people are provided with the textbooks and other materials required for education free of charge.
Early childhood education is charged based on family income. Early childhood education may also be free of charge depending on the income. A typical day of early childhood education in daycare center or family day care includes a warm meal.
You can find more information on the city website at www.vantaa.fi/en or Vantaa info tel. 09 83911
Open on Mon-Tue 8:00-15:30, Wed 8:00-14:00, Thu-Fri 8:00-15:30, closed on Sat-Sun.
The following sections describe the services of early childhood education, pre-primary education and basic education.
Children have the right to early childhood education once certain conditions are met. Children below the school age may be enrolled for early childhood education. The processing time for your application is 4 months, or 2 weeks in case of sudden employment or enrollment. You can get more information about applying for early childhood education through the case management of early childhood education: email@example.com , tel. 09 839 50226 (Mon, Fri 9:00-12:00, Tue-Thu 9:00-14:00)
Various activities are organized for families with children at residential parks and public meeting points. Meeting points are common spaces intended for families with children, where it is easy and comfortable to come and join.
Everyone is free to participate in activities at the residential park. The parks have employees that welcome families and talk about activities.
You can get more information about the activities at the residential park and public meeting points at firstname.lastname@example.org , tel. 09 839 50226 (Mon, Fri 9:00-12:00, Tue-Thu 9:00-14:00)
Pre-primary education starts in August of the year in which your child turns six. Participating in pre-primary education or other activity fulfilling the objectives of pre-primary education is required. Pre-primary education lasts for four hours a day during typical school hours. Pre-primary education is free of charge. Parents enroll their child for pre-primary education and the municipality determines the location of pre-primary education for the child. A child who does not speak Finnish or Swedish yet are provided with lessons that prepare them for basic education.
You can get more information about daycare centers providing pre-primary education through the case management of early childhood education: email@example.com , tel. 09 839 50226 (Mon, Fri 9:00-12:00, Tue-Thu 9:00-14:00)
Basic education starts in August of the year in which your child turns seven. All children of the age for basic education living in Vantaa have the right to go to school. Pupils who do not speak Finnish or Swedish yet are provided with lessons that prepare them for basic education. The goal of these lessons is to learn the basics of Finnish or Swedish and become familiar with Finnish school customs.
The lessons that are intended in preparation to the Finnish first grade and all Swedish pupils are held at the pupil's school location. Starting from the second grade, Finnish basic education for pupils between the ages of 8–17 is held in preparatory education groups. These groups are found throughout Vantaa. Learn more about preparatory education: Video about preparatory education
You can enroll for school by contacting the regional coordinator:
Tikkurila-Hakunila and Korso-Koivukylä
Säde Osmani, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 040 485 3050
Myyrmäki-Martinlaakso and Kivistö-Aviapolis
Jyrki Tiihonen, email@example.com , tel. 040 771 6788
You can enroll for Swedish preparatory education by directly contacting the school.
Pia Hakkari, education coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 040 485 6962
Students who have completed basic education or similar education can enroll for vocational education and upper secondary education, as well as preparatory TUVA education for programs leading to an upper secondary qualification.
Laura Lindfors, Education Specialist, email@example.com, tel. 050 304 0073
Vantaa’s vocational college Varia provides Finnish vocational education in Vantaa. If necessary, students may be placed in a group called “Joustavasti jatkoon” in Varia. More information: varia.fi.
Yrkesinstitutet Prakticum provides vocational education in Swedish in the capital area. More information: prakticum.fi
Vantaa Adult Education Institute - Finnish Language Courses
We offer free beginner courses in Finnish (Startticourses) throughout Vantaa and online. The courses are only intended for residents of Vantaa, including refugees. The next beginner courses start on 4 April 2022.
Mothers of small children (0–3 years) are welcome to join Mother and child Finnish courses. Children may also come along. The next Mother and child Finnish course starts on 4 April in Koivukylä.
Startticourses are also held in the summer from 6 June to 23 June 2022. Enrolment for summer courses begins on 16 May. You can enrol online using the enrolment link or enrol in person at the Vantaa Adult Education Institute (Lummetie 5) on Mon 16 May, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
Enrolment for Startticourses and schedule information (opens 25 March at 9:00 a.m.)
Finnish language study counselling
Study counselling is available at the Vantaa Adult Education Institute on Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Lummetie 5), by phone at (0)4 3825 0070 (call between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.) and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (also in Russian).
K.O.T.O.N.A. courses for young adults
Intensive courses in Finnish are offered for 18-29-year-old immigrants Mon-Fri, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The courses are aimed at young adults who have completed their primary education. The next courses will be held 8 August–21 December 2022. Enrolment via the link: Enrolment for K.O.T.O.N.A. courses. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vantaa Adult Education Institute courses
Vantaa Adult Education Institute offers a variety of Finnish courses at several skill levels. There is a small participation fee for these courses. You can find all our courses at Ilmonet.fi and Finnishcourses.fi. For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
Basic education for adults
The Vantaa Adult Education Institute offers adult basic education courses for immigrants over 17 years of age who have not completed their primary education. The application period for adult basic education courses in the autumn term is 1 March–8 April 2022.
Fill out an application and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find additional information on Vantaa Adult Education Institute courses for immigrants, up-to-date course calendars and enrolment information on the Vantaa Adult Education Institute website.
Health and Social Welfare
When you are applying for temporary protection, Finnish Immigration Service will arrange the social and health services you need.
The City of Vantaa offers social and crisis center services, immigrant services, urgent medical treatment, as well as maternity and child welfare clinic services. In addition, schoolchildren and students are entitled to school and student health care services. If you need other health care services, contact the reception center.
The service is provided in English and, when required, interpretation services will be provided.
Vantaa Social Emergency and Crisis Center serves in the evenings from 16:00 onward and on weekends, tel. +358 9 8392 4005.
Vantaa Immigrant Services serves on weekdays at 8:00-16:00, tel. +358 9 8395 0066.
If you need urgent medical treatment, contact the health center's phone service. The health center’s phone service will assess your state of health and need for treatment, as well as give health and service counseling on weekdays at 8:00-16:00.
Health centers’ phone numbers:
- Hakunila and Länsimäki +358 9 839 35928
- Korso +358 9 839 35923
- Martinlaakso +358 9 839 35924
- Myyrmäki +358 9 839 35925
- Tikkurila +359 9 839 35926
- Koivukylä +358 9 839 35922
In urgent cases on weekdays after 20:00 and on weekends, call Medical Helpline, tel. +358 116 117. In case of an emergency, call 112.
Vantaa counseling bureaus’ appointment and counseling service is available on weekdays at 8:00-15:00, tel. +358 9 4191 5100.
Oral health care serves on weekdays at 07:30-15:00, tel. +358 9 8393 5300. An oral health care professional will assess your need for care and its urgency.
Oral health care evening and on-duty service is at Puistosairaala (Park Hospital) in Helsinki (street address: Stenbäckinkatu 11). You can make an appointment on weekdays at 14:00 - 21:00 and on weekends and midweek holidays at 8:00-21:00, tel. +358 9 471 71110.
If you have symptoms indicative of coronavirus and you need professional help, call +358 9 839 50070, on weekdays at 8:00–18:00 and on weekends and midweek holidays at 9:00-16:00.
Some people have an elevated risk of thrombosis due to coronavirus infection. If you think that your risk of thrombosis has increased, contact Vantaa Communicable Diseases and Infection Control unit, tel. +3589 839 50015, on weekdays at 8:30-14:00.
Coronavirus vaccination places in Vantaa:
- Myyrmäki (Iskoskuja 3): No appointment required, from Mondays to Fridays, from 8:00 to 15:00.
- Varia (Tennistie 1): No appointment required from Mondays to Fridays, from 8:00 to 15:00.
The coronavirus vaccination is free of charge.
Jobseeking and employment
People who have fled Ukraine because of the war can work in Finland. You can begin looking for a job, once you have received a decision on your residence permit.
You can begin searching for employment by registering as a jobseeker at a TE Office (Employment and Economic Development Office). The instructions can be found on the TE Office website. The site also provides additional information on working in Finland. The TE Office will help you with any questions regarding job seeking. You can establish contact by calling the Russian-speaking telephone service, for example.
If you have any questions concerning Finnish working life, you can also contact Ukraine Help Centre Vantaa for advice. The Help Centre operates in the Koivukylä resident premises at the address Hakopolku 2. The Centre is open from Monday to Friday 9 am–3 pm.
Leisure and recreational activities
In Vantaa, you can join sport and fitness groups, visit swimming halls and gyms, enjoy cultural offerings, attend Adult Education Institute courses and take part in a wide variety of other recreational activities free of charge. The city offers a wide variety of activities, and it is also possible to participate in activities offered by numerous associations and clubs.
Residential activity facilities are shared recreational spaces available to all residents of Vantaa. Use of the residential activity facilities is always free of charge. Residential activity facilities may be used by everyone. You can come for a cup of coffee and chat with other residents or ask for some advice.
A variety of hobbies, club and recreational activities are organised in the residential activity facilities. There are computers available for users of the residential activity facilities. You can receive assistance in computer use and electronic transactions.
Community lunches are served in the residential activity facilities. All residents are welcome.
You can find the opening times and activity schedules on the residential activity facilities webpage.
Harrastusten Vantaa offers children in comprehensive school (grades 1-9) opportunities to participate in fun recreational activities free of charge. The focus of these activities is not competition - the main point is to develop and support the wellbeing of children and youths and help them find their own groups. All activities are organised close to home and school.
There is still room available in spring groups for, among others, art and sport/fitness activities. For more information on recreational activities, please email email@example.com.
Please include the following information on your child in the email:
- Desired activity
The library is a gathering place and cultural centre open to all. Library visitors may use computers, print documents and read newspapers and magazines free of charge. You can ask the library staff for assistance with a wide variety of things. English is spoken at all Vantaa libraries. Russian is also spoken at several of the libraries. At the library, you can find information on, for example, Finnish courses, hobbies and events. The library website is also available in English and Russian.
Library events and activities
Libraries organise a wide variety of activities, including Finnish courses for adults and storytime readings for children. Activities are free of charge. Information on events can be found here on the library website. The library has books and events in languages other than Finnish. If desired, you can also organise an event at the library in your own language. Ask the library for more information.
At some libraries, volunteers have already been found to hold storytime readings for children in Ukrainian. If you are interested in storytime readings in Ukrainian, let the library staff know.
There are 10 libraries and a mobile library in Vantaa. Everyone is welcome to use the library services and facilities! All libraries have tables and chairs, which may be used freely for work, study or leisure time activities. At many of the libraries, you can also book a room for a meeting or other function.
Library card and borrowing materials
If desired, you can have books in the language you choose delivered to your nearest library. All Vantaa libraries have books in Russian. You will need a valid library card to borrow materials. You can get a library card for free from any library. An address in Finland is required for a library card (e.g. the address of a reception centre). You will also have to prove your identity with a photo ID (e.g. a reception centre residence card, residence permit).
Additional information and links:
- Introduction to Finnish libraries in Ukrainian.
- Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries (Helmet) websites (website also in English and Russian)
- Instructions in Russian: Library card and borrowing materials from Helmet libraries
- eLibrary in Russian
- Russian-language activities in Vantaa libraries
- Library brochure in Russian (PDF)
- Lukulumo service offers many children’s books which can be listened to and read in several different languages. Lukulumo can be used on Hublet-tablets only at the libraries.
- Vantaa libraries on the map
Are you interested in volunteering at a library and, for example, organising activities in your own language? Sign up (link to be provided later)
Sporttia kaikille (Sports for Everyone) association sport and fitness activities
The Sporttia kaikille association organises a wide variety of sport and fitness activities for active people of all kinds. The association’s activity groups are open free of charge to all refugees from Ukraine. The activities include parkour, dance, yoga, basketball, football, futsal, volleyball, gymnastics and diving.
For more information on the activity groups, please contact Marina Robush: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. (0)45 165 7003.
Club sport and fitness activities
Vantaa has several different sports clubs, which offer free activities for Ukrainian refugees. The sports clubs should be contacted directly for information on activities.
Club: Vantaan TAFT ry
Activities: Children over 8 years of age and youths are welcome to try out and play free of charge.
More information: Mari Sormunen, email@example.com, Vantaan Taft ry website
Club: Vantaan Jukara ry
Arts: Aikido, Judo, Karate, groups for participants from approx. 7 years of age to adults. Participation free of charge. Equipment also provided
More information: Aikido - firstname.lastname@example.org, Judo - email@example.com, Karate - firstname.lastname@example.org, Vantaan Jukara ry website
Club: Keimolan Kaiku ry
Activities: Children 7–14 years of age are welcome to join football groups free of charge.
More information: Seppo Salo, Toimisto@keimolankaiku.fi, (0)40 743 4414, Keimolan Kaiku ry website
Club: Pakkalan Palloseura ry
Activities: Participation free of charge.
More information: Risto Tikka, email@example.com, (0)41 543 8217, Pakkalan Palloseura ry website
Club: Etelä-Vantaan Taitoluistelijat ry (EVT Figure Skating Club)
Activities: Children are welcome to attend skating school free of charge. Ice skates available to borrow. Competitive groups are also open to newcomers.
More information: Club operations - Executive Manager Laura Junttila, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 400 176562 and Skating school, Club Cooerdinator Millis Sommarberg, email@example.com, +358 400 196 753
Club: Korson Kaiku
Activities: Participants are welcome to join the mountain biking school free of charge.
More information: Ilpo Haarala, (0)44 973 9537, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club: Tikkurila-Seura ry
Activities: Basketball school for girls (born 2016–2015), Saturday 10:00–11:00 a.m. Viertola School
More information: email@example.com, Tikkurila-Seura ry website
Club: Uinti Vantaa Vanders
Activities: Participation free of charge. Course space available, particularly women’s technique, Sat 6:00-7:30 p.m. and women’s continuation course, Sat 6:00-6:45 p.m.
More information: Carmela Strandberg, Club Coordinator, (0)40 589 1178, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vantaa Vanders website
Club: Uimahyppyseura Vantaa Diving ry.
Area: Myyrmäki and Tikkurila swimming halls
Activities: Children 4-16 years of age are welcome to participate free of charge.
More information: Tania Piekkanen (also in Russian), email@example.com, Vantaa Diving ry website
Club: Vantaan Voimisteluseura ry.
Activities: Participation free of charge.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, office phone (0)40 763 8995, Vantaan Voimisteluseura ry website
Club: Vantaan Salamat ry
Activities: Participation free of charge.
More information: Pekka Kurvinen, Executive Director, Coaching Manager, email@example.com, (0)45 1130 373, Vantaan Salamat ry website
Club: Kenttäurheilijat -58 ry
Area: Tikkurila, Hakunila, Hiekkaharju and Jokiniemi
Activities: Participation free of charge.
More information: Kenttäurheilijat -58 ry website
Club: Korson Veto ry
Activities: Children and young people have a chance to participate free of charge
More information: Volley ball school for children between 6–12 years of age and girls between 12–16 years of age firstname.lastname@example.org, boys between 10–15 years of age email@example.com, women over the age of 16 firstname.lastname@example.org, Korson Veto ry:n verkkosivut
Club: Vantaan Kilpatanssijat ry
Activities: Anyone can participate free of charge
More information: Vantaan Kilpatanssijat ry’s website
Club: SVS Vantaa
Activities: Lasten Voimistelukoulut activity groups until the end of May. Jokivarren untuvikot (children between 4–7 years of age) on Tuesdaysat 17:00-18:00 and Jokivarren höyhenet (children between 7–10 years of age) on Tuesdays at 18:00-19:00.
More information: email@example.com
Supervised sports and fitness activities in Russian
The City of Vantaa will organise fitness classes in Russian for persons with temporary protection status from 4 April to 23 May 2022. Fitness classes are offered to three participant groups: working age persons, senior citizens and families. The fitness classes are free of charge. Fitness classes will be organised in the Myyrmäki and Tikkurila swimming halls as follows.
Myyrmäki swimming hall
Address: Myyrmäenraitti 4, Small gym, 2nd floor.
No more than 15 people to a class. No more than 10 adults, each with one child, to a mother & child fitness class. Only children 5 years of age and younger.
Thursdays, 7 April-19 May 2022
- 12:30-1:15 p.m. Fitness class for senior citizens
- 1:20-2:05 p.m. Fitness class for people of working age
- 2:10-2:55 p.m. Mother & child fitness class
Tikkurila swimming hall
Address: Läntinen Valkoisenlähteentie 50. The gym is located on the lower floor.
No more than 20 people to a class. No more than 13 adults, each with one child, to a mother & child fitness class. Only children 5 years of age and younger.
Mondays 4 April-23 May 2022 (no classes on 18 April)
- 2:00-2:45 p.m. Fitness class for senior citizens
- 2:50-3:35 p.m. Fitness class for people of working age
- 3:40-4:25 p.m. Mother & child fitness class
Supervised sports and fitness activities in Finnish
Most fitness classes supervised in Finnish have been made available to persons with temporary protection status free of charge from 4–25 April 2022 (no classes on Fri 15 April or Mon 18 April). Fitness classes are held in swimming halls and other fitness centres.
For fitness classes held in swimming halls, participants must pick up their single tickets at the hall cashier no earlier than 30 minutes before the class begins. Tell the cashier or class instructor, that you have come from Ukraine. Present your single ticket to the instructor at the start of the class. 5-10 spots have been reserved in Finnish fitness classes. Please wear indoor shoes or socks to the class. If you are only wearing socks, please note that the floor may be slippery.
City of Vantaa swimming halls (Tikkurila, Martinlaakso, Hakunila, Myyrmäki and Korso) as well as gyms located inside the swimming halls (no gym in Korso) may be used free of charge by people with temporary protection status. Visitors may borrow a towel and bathing suit from the swimming halls free of charge.
Children’s Cultural Centres in Vantaa
There are three cultural spaces in Vantaa, which are intended for children, young people and families:
Children´s Cultural Centre Totem, address Myyrmäentie 6, 01600 Vantaa.
Children´s Cultural Centre Pessi, address Vernissakatu 4, 01300 Vantaa.
Children´s Cultural Centre Pyykkitupa, address Kartanontie 1, 01200 Vantaa.
These cultural spaces offer hobbies, events, performances, exhibitions and workshops for children and young people.
Most activities are free of charge. Some activities may include fees.
We warmly welcome you!
“Minä tykkään nyt” exhibition for children
Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00-16:00 (until 17.6.2022).
Children´s Cultural Centre Pessi
You can view art, play, draw and read books in the art exhibition for children and families.
Русскоязычная экскурсия по выставке "Minä tykkään nyt" в рамках проекта "Мой друг По"
Introduction to “Minä tykkään nyt” exhibition in Russian
пт 20.5. 17:30-18:30
Hakunila International Organization’s art club for children between 5-12 years
Address: Kannuskuja 2 A, 01200 Vantaa, 2nd floor, parking level, S-market building.
Take your own tools with you! The club is free of charge.
More information about the club and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 040 5013199.
NOTE: Ukrainian children can get a basic art tool set to start their hobby at Children´s Cultural Centre Pyykkitupa (Kartanontie 1, 01200 Vantaa, email@example.com).
Music lessons at Vantaa Music Institution
The teachers at Vantaa Music Institution offer lessons primarily for Ukrainian children and young people who have had to leave their musical hobby to their home country. Lessons are provided by eight teachers, and the lessons include piano, violin, cello, guitar and drums, music classes and a functional music group that operates non-verbally. The available times depend on the teacher, and the lessons are available across Vantaa. It is possible to borrow an instrument for a lesson. There is a limited number of available spots for the lessons.
More information and registration: Emma Uramo, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 186 5563
“Koiramäen kartanolla” performance
7.5.-11.9. Sat-Sun at 11:00-16:00.
Meet the dog characters from picture books by Mauri Kunnas in summer 2022 at Håkansböle Manor in Hakunila (Kartanontie 1).
7.5.-11.9. Sat-Sun at 11:00-16:00.
Vantaa City Museum’s exhibition is held at the granary of Håkansböle Manor every summer. The exhibition is in Finnish, Swedish, and English (Kartanontie 1).
Markets of Possibilities event
Sat 21.5. at 11:00-17:00
Hakunila Sports Park & Children´s Cultural Centre Pyykkitupa
Free events, exhibitions and workshops for children and adults.
There are 14 youth spaces in Vantaa where young people can spend their time with various activities. These include playing games, crafts, gym and diverse sports opportunities, cooking, hobby groups, workshops, and just hanging out. Hobby-related activities range from music to dance and arts to theater. Activities are free of charge, voluntary and open to everyone between 10–17 years of age. You can find contact details for various locations at the vantaa.fi/nuoret website. In order to enter youth spaces in Vantaa, you will need a membership card, which is free of charge. Ask more about getting a membership card from the youth space staff during a visit.
Services for young adults in Vantaa offer free hobby-related and leisure activities for young adults. Activities are free of change and drug-free, and they are intended for people between 18–29 years of age, but open for everyone. The activities include, for example, open nights, playing games, cooking, arts and a Discord server where you can meet up with other young adults online. More details at linktr.ee/nuoretaikuisetvantaa.
The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare’s open meeting places offer children, teens, and families indoor and outdoor summer activities. The activities are free of charge. A free-of-charge breakfast will be served at both meeting places on Mon-Fri: 9:00-10:00.
Koivukylä open meeting place
Address: Karsikkokuja 17, Vantaa
Open on weekdays, Mon-Wed and Fri at 9:00-16:00. Field trips on Thursdays. In addition, activities are available at Rautkallion puisto each weekday at 10:00-12:00. The recycling point is open on Mon-Fri at 9:00-16:00.
Hakunila community house for children and families
Address: Laukkarinne 6, 3rd floor. Door next to the counseling bureau.
Open on weekdays, Mon, Wed and Fri at 9:00-15:00. Field trips on Mondays. In addition, activities are available at the adjacent Ratsumiehen puisto each weekday on Tue-Fri at 10:00-12:00. The recycling point is open on Tue, Wed, and Fri at 9:00-15:00.
Vantaa congregations offer camps in Hakunila in cooperation with the YMCA. The congregation's family camp takes place in Kukonnotko on August 19-21, 2022.
Guidance and help
Vantaa Info provides general information on the services offered by the City of Vantaa and its partners. Vantaa Info will advise and help you find the best service for your needs. We will direct you to an expert, if necessary.
Vantaa Info cooperates with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL), Kela, TE services, NetTicket, Finnish Police permit services and the Finnish Tax Administration. You can, for example, purchase and load an HSL travel card at any Vantaa Info centre.
We also provide assistance with using the electronic services offered by the City of Vantaa and its partners. Vantaa Info has computers at its Myyrmäki and Tikkurila centres reserved for taking care of short official matters. Our centres also have a printer and scanner for use by our customers. You can request copies of documents from the staff.
We can assist you in the search for early childhood education and basic education services. For example, we can help you enrol your children at school and to sign them up for afternoon and club activities. You can also pick up your child’s student travel card at a Vantaa Info centre.
At Vantaa Info centres, you can pay invoices sent by the City of Vantaa and send post to the City of Vantaa. Various events, briefings and exhibitions are organised at the Vantaa Info Myyrmäki and Tikkurila centres.
- Vantaa Info Korso (Lumo, Urpiaisentie 14)
- Vantaa Info Myyrmäki (Myyrmäkitalo, Paalutori 11)
- Vantaa Info Tikkurila (Dixi, Ratatie 11, 2. krs)
- Email: email@example.com
- Chat: www.vantaa.fi/vantaa-info
- Tel. +358 9 83911 (Mon, Tue, Thu 8:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Wed 8:45–2:00 p.m., Fri 8:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.).
Additional information and service times
Our multilingual information point for immigrants provides personal advice to residents on services of the City of Vantaa and various authorities in several different languages. The information point provides service in Finnish, English, Estonia, Russian, Somali, Dari, Farsi and Arabic. The multilingual information points are located in the Vantaa Info centres at Tikkurila and Myyrmäki.
We provide assistance with matters involving living, working, studying, hobbies and immigration. Our counsellors also help with filling out forms and other transactions with the authorities. You are always welcome to visit the multilingual information point. Our counsellors will help you or direct you to the right service.
For service times and additional information, visit
Yhteinen Pöytä - Shared Table is a Vantaa-based food aid service and network. The distrubution points of food aid are listed on the Yhteinen Pöytä website.
Ukraine Help Center Vantaa primarily offers support, guidance, material help and meet-ups for those who have escaped the Ukrainian War. The help center operates in the premises of Koivukylän asukastila at Hakopolku 2. It is open Mon-Fri at 9:00-15:00. The community employee of the City of Vantaa and the employee of Uusimaa region’s Mannerheim League for Child Welfare work in the help center.