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Alvi ry in English

About us

Alvi ry is a non-profit association founded in 1993, providing high-quality social services in the capital region of Finland. We offer opportunities to people who are recovering from mental health problems, seeking to return to work life, or have special circumstances.


We are committed to providing support so that people of varying backgrounds may achieve their own personal goals, restore their self-confidence and get meaningful things to do during the day. This approach is rooted in the ‘recovery orientation framework’ which is central to our operations.

Rehabilitative work activities

The lunch café, Café Popolo, and the day centre Francan päiväkeskus are located in Vantaa. The mental health rehabilitees at Francan päiväkeskus are provided with day activities that support and strengthen their life management skills. Work life rehabilitees engage in rehabilitative and supervised activities to enhance their professional skills. This services of ours are bought by the Vantaa-Kerava Welfare Region, with whom we work closely.

Low-threshold activities

Laturin Tukiyhteisö is a low-threshold and substance-free meeting place in Helsinki, offering peer activities year-round from 15 to 20 o’clock to the. Unlike the Vantaa rehabilitees, Laturi visitors are not financially incentivized to participate in activities, groups and events which are all organized in a peer format. The occasional and regular visitors may come and go as they please and are not necessarily a rehabilitatee at a day center, although many are. The city of Helsinki provides grants to help pay the rent and salaries of the Laturi supervisors who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the meeting place. However, Laturi’s continued existence and growth is accomplished through peers and volunteers who upkeep the vitality of the its community.


Getting in touch

We are always keen on making new connections with like-minded individuals and organizations. Would you be interested in working with us or learning more about our services?

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