Helsinki Deaconess Institute is a public utility foundation and a multifaceted social enterprise group with several subsidiaries. The group provides wide-ranging social welfare, health care and education services. The proceeds from the group's operations and assets are used to promote health and well-being and to build a more just society.
Helsinki Deaconess Institute offers child and youth welfare services, housing and employment support, substance abuse services, mental health programmes, and educational services. Helsinki Deaconess Institute also engages in development cooperation. In addition to service production, all of the Institute's operations promote civic activity.
The group employs roughly 1,600 people with an annual operating volume in the region of MEUR 150.
Helsinki Deaconess Institute was founded in 1867.
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