We offer free counselling to intercultural couples and families in different life situations. You can contact us, for example, in matters related to relationship issues and parenting, or in matters related to separation and divorce (we do not offer legal counsel). We provide advice by e-mail and telephone as well as in face-to-face and online meetings (get in touch with us via our contact form). We also have Familia Info service that you can email or phone 044 9257703 on Mondays 6pm to 8pm (starting on 27 June).
Familia's advice and support service is not a therapy. We look together for answers to individual questions, and support you with a short-term and free guidance aimed at identifying present and desired changes.
In addition, our BElingual project offers on-call help and support in matters related to bi- and multilingualism, as well as information concerning early childhood educational institutions that offer multilingual care.
More information and other services
Familia Info is a service for intercultural families offering free advice, support and guidance in Finnish and in English. You can, for example, ask us about intercultural relationships and family life, bureaucracy ( residence permits, citizenship, Kela, Te-office) or other public and NGO sector's services.
Contact us via email and we'll get back to you!
The service is also available by phone on Mondays 6pm to 8pm. Tel. 044 9257703 (number will be back in use on 27.6.), for urgent matters please contact Familia in the daytime.
our group chats for Intercultural Families now on Tukinet!
Familia’s group chats for Intercultural Families start on Thursday 2 June on Tukinet!
At Familia Chats, you can talk anonymously about a variety of themes related to intercultural couples and families. For example, children's bilingualism and intercultural identity, integration and visa and permit issues or effects of cultural differences considering relationship and family life.
The chats are facilitated by Familia's staff, and you can participate in Finnish or in English.
The chats with alternating topics will be held every first Thursday of the month 5pm to 6pm. You can find and join our chats on Tukinet´s website. Click here to chat with us!
Welcome to chat!
Eron ensiapupisteet - divorce first-aid (Helsinki and Espoo)
Eron ensiapupisteet ( the "divorce first-aid service points") offer guidance and counsel about divorce, specific questions related to divorced families and children-related questions, as well as services designed for families living a divorce situation.