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The Christian ethos of loving one's neigbour

  • Our service is based on the Christian ethos of love your neighbour, which transcends service boundaries.


  • We uphold the inalienable dignity of each and every individual. We defend the human rights of the most vulnerable. We create opportunities to live a life of dignity.

These values mean that we interpret love for one's neighbour from the perspective of human dignity, fairness and community.

VISION – What we want to be

  • Bold trailblazer in diaconia and builder of sustainable wellbeing

Finland can afford to bear its responsibility for the most vulnerable members of society. People have the capacity and motivation to take responsibil¬ity for each other. No one can be left behind. The Deaconess Institute improves the lives of people.

MISSION – Why we exist

  • Dignity for everyone

In our operations, this mission means that everyone is entitled to a life of human dignity. The purpose of the existence of Helsinki Deaconess Institute is encapsulated in providing support for the most vulnerable. This means the continuous delivery of help and sup¬port to places that remain out of reach for others. Places where human dignity is at risk.

Diaconia work: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you

Diaconia must be constantly redefined in time and everyday life to enable it to breathe, reach out and have an impact. The diaconia work of Helsinki Deaconess Institute is shaped by three factors. Read more