We are an international meeting point run by Kuopio Setlementti Puijola, founded in 1999. Kompassi is close to everyone in the heart of Kuopio.
In Kompassi the goal is an equal society for all. Kompassi offers opportunities to participate in activities that strengthen the participant’s skills on how to function in society and make everyday life smoother and support well-being. You can get personal advice from Kompassi in different life situations and everyday matters. We also offer concrete help in navigating to the right service, making appointments or doing business.
Our community activities promote encounters and working together builds a bridge between people. Our operations have a strong group of volunteers who build diverse activities together with the staff every year.
Our visitors call Kompassi their second home.
Kompassi is open:
Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Kompassi`s year 2022 in figures:
1332 transactions in counseling
We offered 17 different community groups
348 people participated in the groups
Hours worked by volunteers 1401
We organized events and occasions of various sizes on the 25th.
765 people participated in Kompassi’s multicultural discussions.
309 people studied in non-stop lessons
The main financiers of Kompas are STEA (Assistance Center for Social and Health Organizations), which distributes Veikkaus Oy’s profits, and the city of Kuopio.