Afternoon club`s

The Kuopio Settlement Puijola organizes club activities at five primary schools in Kuopio, with a total of six clubs at these schools. The clubs are located at Snellman, Jynkkä, Kalevala, Rajala, and Kettulan schools.

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Kuopio housing counseling

Housing counseling provides outreach housing advisory services, aiming to secure the continuation of housing and to prevent and reduce the crisis in housing situations.

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Education and employment

Puijola’s international meeting place, Kompassi, offers job coaching for people with immigrant backgrounds, as well as various courses and trainings. You can read more about them from the link below.

Education and Employment services


Immigrant advisory aervices

At Kompassi’s immigrant advisory service, you can receive personal advice on matters important to you. We serve all those who have moved to Finland from abroad. The service is free of charge.

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Support for individuals with criminal backgrounds

Support Center Mahku assists individuals with a criminal background and their relatives. Mahku is a comfortable, low-threshold support center that is easy to access. Our operations are based on trust, respect, and equal interaction.

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Youth work

Kuninkaankatu is a place intended for young people aged 12-29, where everyone has the opportunity to be seen and heard. There is a lot happening with us. The youth themselves participate in planning and implementing activities. All our activities are professionally guided.

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Violence prevention work

Kuopio Settlement Puijola engages in various activities to assist both victims and perpetrators of violence. You can find more information about our services from the link below.

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Sexual health work

In Puijola, work is done to promote sexual health in its many different forms. You can read more about our services including sexual counseling and guidance, sexual violence work, sex education, and our work with immigrants, from the link below.

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Support for women and girls with immigrant backgrounds

At the Girls’ House, weekly group activities are organized for girls and women with immigrant backgrounds. You can arrange a meeting with a worker if you want to discuss family life, women’s issues, or even difficult experiences. An interpreter can be arranged for the meetings. All conversations are confidential.

Contact us and ask for more information from Sanni Mäkinen,, phone: 050 368 8906

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Juju Dance

In Juju Dance, dance is much more than movement. It’s an art form and an expression of strong emotions. In Juju, you experience and create moments, together with us. In our innovative community, under the guidance of professionals in the field, Juju is meant for everyone in Kuopio. Here, everyone is important and belongs. Because in Juju, everyone can dance. And because life – it’s a dance.

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