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The Huoltaja Foundation, based in Helsinki (Finland), promotes local social policies and social services. It was established in 1953 and organises meetings and seminars on the theme, publishes awards and grants and cooperates on a domestic and international level. The Foundation highlights the importance and the relevant viewpoints of social welfare in a developing society with the aim of finding out new solutions and put them into practice. Huoltaja Foundation also aims to strengthen social services vocational competence and knowledge base and find out new solutions in developing society. Our mission is to promote reforming social welfare so that justice and participation in society can be properly implemented under changing conditions.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Gender equality
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Capacity building and training
  • Professional training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems

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