Ukraine Help Center Vantaa to open in Koivukylä on April 11, to help those fleeing from the war in Ukraine
Vantaa will open a help center serving people fleeing from the war in Ukraine on Monday, April 11. Ukraine Help Center Vantaa will operate on Koivukylä citizens' house premises at Hakopolku 2.
Vantaa and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare Uusimaa District will together open Ukraine Help Center Vantaa, which helps people fleeing from the war in Ukraine. Moreover, other organizations, volunteers, and businesses participate in the help center’s operations.
Ukraine Help Center Vantaa primarily offers support, counseling, material help, and encounters with other people. Vantaa is continuously charting inclusion of other forms of support and help, as well as partnering options, to offer myriad kind of help.
“Vantaa wants to active support the people fleeing from the war in Ukraine. This kind of centralized help-center model will make it easier to offer help and to involve others willing to help,” says Riikka Åstrand, Deputy Mayor of the Urban Culture Department.
The help center will operate on Koivukylä citizens' house premises at Hakopolku 2, open on Mon-Fri at 9:00-15:00. A City of Vantaa community worker and an MLL (Mannerheim League for Child Welfare) Uusimaa District worker will work at the help center.
“Helping Ukrainian people is a responsibility of us all, and we wish to participate in this like we did during the 2015 refugee crisis, too. Our helping of other families will continue unchanged,” reminds Pia Metsähuone, Executive Director at Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Uusimaa District.