Friend Family Project

The activity connects a volunteer Finnish family and an Ukrainien family.

Friend family activity connects a volunteer Finnish family and an Ukrainien family. Finnish friend families are volunteers who want to provide help and information and spend normal everyday life together with the Ukrainien family. Volunteers can be families with children, couples or one-person families.

Sharing and caring with a friend family

In this activity you get to know basic Finnish everyday life and share your own habits and culture. You can spend time at each other’s homes, cook together, go to playparks, just chat. This is also an easy way to learn basic Finnish and about the services in Finland for families with children.

Families meet each other when ever they wish to, usually 1-4 times a month. Friend families are from your neighborhood area. Families are volunteers who have attended coaching and interview. Activity is coordinated by a Friend family coordinator.

Would you like to learn more about this?

Please ask your social worker or

Project Manager Maiju Lehto,, tel. +358 50 575 3339

Project Coordinator Minna Kilpinen,, tel. +35850 591 567

Project Coordinator Maryna Kulykova, tel. +358 50 309 3227, (ukrainian)

A friend family activity is part of the project Mentor family activity

Більш детально про проект “Дружня родина” українською мовою

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What is the Friend Family Project?

Maryna Kulykova and Minna Kilpinen, community workers of the Friend Family Project (Perheiden parissa -toiminta) were  guests at CEO Olli Holmström’s vlog in December 2022.


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