The Helsinki Deaconess Institutes’ specialists are at the service of the media, and we will assist in finding people to interview from among our clients.

The Helsinki Deaconess Institute is a non-profit organisation boldly working for human dignity. We help people at risk of social exclusion.

We assist the media openly and quickly. Our specialists are available for interview. Their areas of specialisation cover undocumented people, the traveller population, youth social exclusion, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and child protection.

Some of our news items are available in English on this website.

Contact information

Laura Niemi, Communications Director
Tel. +358 50 373 8602

Markku Niskanen, Communications Manager
Tel. +358 50 306 8634

Jaana af Hällström, Curator, Communication Specialist
Tel. +358 450 485 3545

Noora Viitanen, Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 40 654 6908