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Violence, physical, mental and/or sexual - where to turn

Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:34 pm

Multicultural Women's Resource Center MONIKA
HOTLINE 09-6922 304
24 h
E-mail: tukihenkilo(at)monikanaiset.fi (change the (at) to @)

They can help you in at least the following languages:
English
Español
كوردی Kurdî
پارسی , فارسی
Français
suomi
af Soomaali
Tagalog
ภาษาไทย
Eesti
Русский язык
Türkçe

Vantaan Voimavarakeskus MONIKA (Vantaa)
Tel. 09-839 35013

Turun Voimavarakeskus MONIKA (Turku)
Tel. 044-564 0008

Kemin Voimavarakeskus MONIKA (Kemi)
Tel. 045-114 7595

They also have a safe house called Mona-Koti



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Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:35 pm

The SOS Center, crisis services for foreigners
The SOS center helps foreigners and their family members living in Finland in different crisis of life.

The center serves adult clients. Help is short-term therapeutic conversation help.

A client can tell about his / her own life situation in his / her mother tongue with the help of an interpreter, or in English, Finnish or Swedish.

The principle of the center is to give help as soon and flexibly as possible. You can also get help anonymously. The help is cost-free for the client.

The crisis services is open on weekdays 9.00-15.00
Telephone 09-41350 501
Address:
Maistraatinportti 4 A,
4th floor,
00240 Helsinki
e-mail: [email protected]

It is not necessary to have a referral to the center, but it is important to make an appointment beforehand.

(http://www.mielenterveysseura.fi/sos-keskus/sos_en.asp)


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Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:40 pm

The Salvation Army's Hedvig Room in Kallio:

http://www.hedvig.fi/

Castreninkatu 24-26F, 6th floor
00530 Helsinki
09-760328
hedvig(at)kolumbus.fi

Open Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open at other times by appointment

The Hedvig Room is a place in Helsinki for women who have experienced
mental or physical violence in their relationship(s) to meet. The room has
trained staff that women can talk with without an appointment during
opening hours. They are also available to talk to at other times if the
woman calls and makes a deal to meet at another time. This can be
done anonymously and all conversations are strictly confidential. The staff is ready and willing to talk by phone and e-mail, too.


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Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:47 pm

You can also turn to the church:

http://www.evl.fi/kkh/to/kpk/pankyhte.htm

puh. = tel.
ajanvaraus = appointments
faksi = fax
klo = from what hour to what hour you can call
krs. = floor


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Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:52 pm

Sexual violence:

http://www.tukinainen.fi/

Crisis Call Centre, tel. 0800 – 97899 (free of charge)
Mon – Thurs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri – Sun, holidays and their eves from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Someone to talk to and information about sexual violence and abuse. Information on personal and group meetings. You can come to meetings
by yourself or with a friend, relative or other person close to you.

Legal Call Centre for people who have experienced violence in their relationships, tel. 0800 - 97895 Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information, support and assistance in legal issues related to relationship violence.


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Post by enk » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:03 pm

Shelters and safe houses (these are called turvakoti in Finnish):

Ones run by the Association of Mother and Child Homes in Finland:
Espoo (09) 591 5130
Helsinki (09) 477 7180
Iisalmi 050 371 4207, (017) 272 3284 (not continuously on call)
Imatra (05) 472 4909
Jyväskylä (014) 337 2450 or (014) 337 2467
Kokkola (06) 831 9518
Lahti (03) 875 090
Oulu (08) 561 5500
Pori (02) 633 3850
Raahe (08) 221 202
Rovaniemi 020 741 4732
Tampere (03) 3143 4840
Turku (02) 513 4100
Vaasa (06) 312 9666
Vantaa (09) 839 20071

Ones run by other authorities, instances or legal bodies:

Hausjärvi, Hikiä, Hoivayritys Turva- ja kriisikoti Sinienkeli: (019) 751 883
Heinola, Lastenkoti Kotirauha: (03) 718 2320
Hyvinkää, Hoivayritys Ensi- ja Turvakoti Katlin: (019) 462 400
Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinnan Perhekeskus:(03) 621 3345
Joensuu, Joensuun kaupungin Perhekeskus ja Turvakoti 050 524 6262
Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä kaupunki Mattilan Turvakoti ja perhetukikoti: (014) 625 894
Karjaa, Meltola, Villa Familia, Folkhälsan Raseborg: (019) 278 6186
Kitee, Kiteen Kaupungin Koivurinteen Hoito- ja turvakoti: (013) 684 111
Kotka, Kotkan kaupungin Tukikeskus Villa Jensen: (05) 234 5800
Kuopio, Kuopion kaupungin Alavanmäen perhetukikeskus: (017) 183 393
Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan kaupungin turvakoti: (05) 616 2860
Mikkeli, Mikkelin kaupungin perhekuntoutuskeskus: (015) 194 3300
Pieksämäki, Pieksämäen kaupunki, Yläristin Pysäkki: (015) 788 2360
Pietarsaari, Naistentalo-yhdistys, Pietarsaarenseudun naistenpäivystys: (06) 724 5600
Porvoo, Porvoon kaupungin turvakoti Nuttu: (019) 520 3330
Tampere, Naisten suojakoti ry. (03) 3140 0400
Ylivieska, Perhetukikeskus Apila: (08) 429 4493[/list]


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Post by brumlee » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:26 pm

Enk i am never going to need any of the info you have posted here but respect to you for posting it for people who might.
Its always good to see people like yourself trying to make a difference.
Well done :wink:


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Post by jen » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:29 pm

Amen


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Post by enk » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:24 pm

I hope and pray that no one else would ever need it, but 16 years ago,
I wouldn't have thought I'd be needing the info either.

To anyone considering on reaching out to the places I listed above,
do it sooner than later, for your sake and/or your kids'.

-enk


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Post by raamv » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:55 pm

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Post by EP » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:57 pm

Good, it is now a sticky. When I saw it I thought that I will write and suggest it to be made a sticky, but then I just didn´t. But good.

Nobody can know what lurks behind the next corner. Two weeks ago I took old toys and children´s books to Espoo´s safehouse and couldn´t help noticing that at leat half of the women there were not of Finnish origin. So if somebody who understands English, and is in need of help, she finds the contact info also from here.


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Post by littlefrank » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:36 pm

Yes considering all the problems people find themselves in, I've always wondered why there hasn't been a 'sticky'.

If people do have the worst happen to them, I'd like to point out that I dealt with 4 different social sevices departments in english with no problems what so ever, they were all sympathetic and not once did I feel they were taking one side or another.

There is one important point, if you do not get married and are having a child then sign a 'joint custody' agrreement.

http://ec.europa.eu/civiljustice/parent ... fin_en.htm

http://www.om.fi/Etusivu/Julkaisut/Esit ... to?lang=en

http://www.hel2.fi/social_service_department/
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Post by soyyo » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:41 pm

enk wrote:Shelters and safe houses (these are called turvakoti in Finnish):

Ones run by the Association of Mother and Child Homes in Finland:
Espoo (09) 591 5130
Helsinki (09) 477 7180
Iisalmi 050 371 4207, (017) 272 3284 (not continuously on call)
Imatra (05) 472 4909
Jyväskylä (014) 337 2450 or (014) 337 2467
Kokkola (06) 831 9518
Lahti (03) 875 090
Oulu (08) 561 5500
Pori (02) 633 3850
Raahe (08) 221 202
Rovaniemi 020 741 4732
Tampere (03) 3143 4840
Turku (02) 513 4100
Vaasa (06) 312 9666
Vantaa (09) 839 20071
Thanks, Enk for the information.

To anyone in Espoo who might need to leave home for whatever reason, I want to reccommend Espoon Turvakoti. I'm staying there now. I was thinking of leaving for a long time, but had trouble getting up the nerve to do it. This was partly because I was a little afraid about what it would be like in the shelter, how long I could stay, etc.

You'll get your own room with your kid/kids, there are 3 meals a day and sauna on Tues & Sat. You can pretty much come and go as you please, but you can't leave your kids there without a parent. The staff help you to get all the help and services you need, and are also there to talk to. Many of them speak English. There are even pajamas, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc.

There is no limit to how long you can stay, it's usually until you get your own apartment.

If you are in a bad situation and living in Espoo, don't hesitate to come! You may want to call to see if there is room, that's all. There usually is room though.

If you don't live in Espoo but need to come here it's 26e per day for adults, 13 for kids. If you are an Espoo resident then you fill in an application and have your stay covered by the city.

The address is Jänismetsäntie 2, it's in Lippajärvi. If anyone wants to know more, send me a PM.
Don't worry, it only feels kinky the first time....


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good information

Post by Zakaria » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:07 pm

well
thanks for posting this information, cuz i will need it for sure ...soon or later i be out of the house so i need a place where to stay .....and there is a child in the way .....so this information very useful for me.......
is it normal for pple to go through this problems in finland???


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Post by enk » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:19 pm

I wouldn't say it's normal at all in Finland. I prefer to think of
it that I found a bad apple in the bunch. Many people have commented
though that their spouses have radically changed when they've come
back to Finland, no matter how long they had lived abroad. This was
true in my case, too, although the change wasn't so radical, although
looking back, my ex nowadays compared to when we lived in the
States is completely different, the change just was apparently more
gradual.

Soyyo: :thumbsup:

-enk


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