Emergency accommodation for the traveller population and undocumented people

The Deaconess Foundation maintains two emergency accommodation units at the Alppikatu complex in Helsinki for Europe’s traveller population and undocumented people.

The emergency accommodation for Europe’s mobile Roma population is open during the coldest time of the year, usually from October to April. The accommodation has capacity for 200 people, and is primarily intended for members of Europe’s traveller Roma population, who mainly come from Bulgaria and Romania.

The emergency accommodation for undocumented people is aimed for third country nationals coming from outside Europe, who do not have residence permits in Finland. The service has capacity for 30 people. Ten of the places are reserved for people coming via the Hietaniemi service centre, run by the City of Helsinki. If necessary, if there are vacancies in the emergency accommodation, people outside the specific target group of clients can be accommodated.

The emergency accommodation venues are open daily from 18.00 – 08.00.

Alppikatu 2, G Building, 00530 Helsinki

Tel: 050 505 3668 (accommodation for mobile population), Tel: 050 502 1455 emergency accommodation for undocumented people)

Further information
Mika Paasolainen
Service Area Director
050 502 7659

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