Family social work
Family social work included family work, domestic services, family counseling, and help in divorce for families with children. Contact us when you need advice or guidance regarding family life and parenting.
Family social work
Do you need guidance and advice on your daily life as a family, your child’s daily rhythm, eating, sleeping or developmental challenges at different ages? Would you like to talk to somebody or ask for advice on parenting, your relationship with your partner, life as a family or your children?
The best way to contact Family Work is to use the Get help form. You can also call our call-back service, tel. 09 816 23600 (Mon–Fri at 9–14). We will call you back as soon as possible, within three weekdays at the latest. In this exceptional situation, we offer guidance and advice to families in Espoo mainly by phone.
We will talk with you to find the best way to arrange the services that you need.
If you have health-related concerns, please call the City of Espoo’s health care units.
We are unfortunately not able to discuss your matters via email.
The services of our family counsellors are free of charge. Domestic services for families are available as usual despite the coronavirus situation.
Domestic services are available for families in challenging situations:
- pregnancy or delivery
- twins or more babies are born
- crisis in the family
- child's illness or injury
- parent's illness or injury
- parent's depression or exhaustion
The goal of domestic services is to help your family to cope in everyday life. Domestic services are not available merely for cleaning. We do the domestic chores together with you and your family.
The fee for domestic services is based on the duration of the visits or, alternatively, we will charge a monthly fee based on the client’s income, the size of the family, and the number of services required. Domestic services are also available with a service voucher.
You can contact us by using the Get help form or by telephone service: tel. 09 816 23600 on weekdays at 9–14. We will contact you within 1–3 days.
The Family Counselling Center in Espoo offer guidance, counselling and support for children aged 0–12 years and their parents. We can help when you are facing challenges related to family relations, parenting, or the relationship with your partner.
- Go to page Family Counselling Centre
The MONIKU-service for supporting early native language development is a new part of Neuvola's services. It is offered for all multilingual families living in Espoo who have a child under 1 year of age, and who has a native language other than Finnish or Swedish. The service is free of charge.
In MONIKU meetings you will receive:
Materials and Guidance: You will receive materials and helpful tips and guidance on early interaction with your baby, as well as information on various available services.
Support: You can discuss your concerns about your child's native and Finnish language development.
Encouragement: You will receive information about the many benefits of being a bilingual child and how to best support your child's native language development during the first year and beyond.
When your baby is 2 months: discussing ways and methods of interacting with your baby (meeting together with a nurse and MONIKU-service worker)
When your baby is 6 months: language development through interaction, play, reading, and routine (meeting together with the nurse and MONIKU-service worker)
When your baby is 10 months: daycare and school options, screentime, and language milestones (meeting with MONIKU-service worker)
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The service provides acute help for parents who are considering divorce or need support after divorce. We offer you a chance to talk about divorce, and we can help you as parents to build a safe environment for your children.
Please go to page Divorce in a family with children where you can find more information.
Do you need help to manage your everyday life with children? Would you like to talk to somebody or ask for advice on parenting, life as a family or your children?
You can contact us via Get Help online service. We will call you back in 1–3 weekdays.