• Human rights
    Human rights

    We defend the human rights of the most vulnerable.

  • Dignity

    We uphold the inalienable dignity of each and every individual.

  • Bold diaconia
    Bold diaconia

    Bold diaconia consists of acts that enable human dignity for everyone.

  • Opportunities

    We create opportunities to live a life of dignity.

  • Service

    The purpose of our existence is encapsulated in providing support for the most vulnerable.

  • Active citizens, stronger communities
    Active citizens, stronger communities

    We develop new methods for citizen participation.

An expert in tackling social issues

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.

Dignity for everyone.
For nearly 150 years Helsinki Deaconess Institute has supported the most vulnerable.