In English

Värikäs seinämaalaus, joka on maalattu Perheentalon ulko-oven vastakkaiseen seinään. Maalauksessa vaalea nalle, tumma ja kiharatukkainen tyttö ja tumma kissa istuvat vanhan kivitalon peltikatolla ja katsovat kaupunkimaisemaa. Aurinko on nousemassa tai laskemassa. Nallen tassu on tytön olkapäällä.

Perheentalo is an open meeting place

Welcome to Perheentalo to spend time and meet other families! Perheentalo is a community house for children and for families with children.

Spend time or participate in activities

The house offers a play space for children and a living room for fathers, mothers and other important people of the children. While playing and chatting, you can eat your own snacks and drink coffee or tea. The staff will guide and assist visitors and help with questions you might have. 

Other activities include various group activities, trainings and preventative counseling services. If the families want to, they can receive guidance on how to find different supportive services. In the evenings and on weekends, various open peer support groups meet at Perheentalo.

Opening hours

Perheentalo is closed on Monday, and open on Tuesday 15 – 19, Wednesday 11 – 16, Thursday 8.30 – 13 and Friday 9 – 14.

Perheentalo’s summer opening hours:

10. – 30.6. Tue – Fri 9am – 3pm, closed week 23: 3.6. – 9.6., and on Midsummer’s Eve 21.6.

1.7. – 7.7. and 15.7. – 2.8. Mon – Wed 12pm – 3pm, Thur – Fri 9am – 1pm, closed week 28: 8.7. – 14.7.

5.8. – 1.9. Tue – Fri 9am – 1pm

Our goal

The house aims to serve as a meeting place as well as offer support for the everyday life. Joensuu’s Perheentalo strives to increase the well-being of children and their families. The aim is to strengthen parenting skills and to promote parents’ participation, as well as their possibilities to influence. The operations are driven by the goal of promoting children’s rights. Every child matters! 

Working together

The activities in Perheentalo are carried out in cooperation with the city of Joensuu, different organizations, educational institutions and companies with a partnership principle. Perheentalo offers a wide range of learning environments for students. 

More information

Perheentalo is a project financed (STEA) co-operation center of preventative child welfare. Projects are managed by Save the Children Finland. Perheentalo in Joensuu is a part of the regional office of East Finland’s Save the Children. 

Follow us on social media for latest information

We update our social media pages regurlarly and add information about our activities there.


If you have any questions about Perheentalo or our activities, please feel free to contact us by calling or messaging!

Would you like to work as a volunteer?

Volunteer assignments are always based on one’s own wishes and interests. As a volunteer at Perheentalo, you can, for example, play with children, organize activity sessions, arrange toys, make coffee or take care of the tidiness of the places.  

If you are interested in working as a volunteer, you can contact us with the form below.

Contact form (volunteer work)

Those interested in volunteering can use this form to contact an employee of Perheentalo. An employee will respond to contacts in a week or so.

So that our employee can contact you

If you have any questions about volunteer work in Perheentalo, please contact our employee Tiina Aalto!