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

The Deaconess Foundation 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

Deaconess Foundation

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

Jenni Sarolahti, Communication Manager
Tel. +358 50 372 0828

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

Tarja Kerttula, Communication Specialist
Tel. +44 468 42 39

Kiira Suoranta, Communication Coordinator
Tel. +358 50 325 0183


Taina Rönnqvist, Communication and Marketing Director
Tel. +358 44 762 1992

Susanna Kaaja, Communication and Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 50 325 2072

Leena Åkerberg, Communication and Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 50 9116 669

Johanna Haaga-Shrestha, Communication Specialist
Tel. + 358 50 471 8172