About us

A good everyday life – together.

Bold diaconia since 1867

The Deaconess Foundation works for human dignity. Together with Rinnekodit Ltd, the 156-year-old foundation provides effective social welfare and health services for people in need of special support. As a social foundation group, we build a more just society. Profits from our operations go to supporting those in the most vulnerable situations. People are always at the center of everything we do.

Our work is guided by a common set of values. We aim to be the most courageous workplace in the industry for people who, in addition to their skills, carry their hearts to work with them. Every one of us works to further human dignity.

We develop our services together with our clients and partners. Civic activity is a strong feature of our work. Everyone is valuable to us and deserves to be taken into account.

We employ 3 400 people nationwide and our combined turnover in 2023 was €258 million. We are also owners of the Diakonia College of Finland and the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.

Our goal is a life of dignity for all.