The Finnish Association of Directors of Social Services is a membership organisation of 288 members based in the Finnish city of Hämeenlinna. Its primary focus is providing services and representing the interests of its members,  directors of social services in Finnish municipalities working for the general wellbeing of their populations. 

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care
  • Foster care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Research and development
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
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Association of Directors of Social Services in Finland - Member of the ESN Coalition