At the reception centre, our operations are based on the values of Setlementti Puijola: equality, justice, and locality. Currently, the number of clients at the Kuopio and Iisalmi reception centers is nearly 2,500 people. We employ already about 50 reception center workers.
The reception center in Kuopio, operated by Puijola, began in April 2022 as a result of the war in Ukraine and expanded to Iisalmi in November of the same year. Puijola also responded to the request of the Finnish Immigration Service between 2015-2020 by operating the Tarina reception centre.