At the reception center, our operations are based on Setlementti Puijola’s values of equality, justice and locality. We already employ around 50 reception center employees.
The Kuopio reception center operated by Puijola started as a result of the Ukrainian war in April 2022, and expanded to Iisalmi in November of the same year. Puijola also responded to the call of the Finnish Immigration Service in 2015–2020 by running the Tarina reception center.
The reception center is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm and on Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm in address Haapaniemenkatu 13, Kuopio.