Family and social services for immigrants

As an immigrant, you can receive family and social services from the City of Turku like all other Turku residents. The initial social services provide guidance when you need information about social services in general. The initial social services can also help you with applying for supplementary and preventive social assistance (financial aid).

Initial social services

  • Matters related to booking an appointment with social services,
  • financial difficulties,
  • difficulties in everyday life,
  • addiction problems,
  • other challenges in life.

Are you an immigrant with a refugee background?

After arriving in Finland, you will receive social services from the Immigrant Office for three years, if:

  • you an immigrant with a refugee background and you have received a residence permit,
  • you are residing in Turku and
  • you have lived in Finland for less than three years.

Visiting address: 

Linnankatu 23
20100 Turku


Infoservice +358 40 149 6284
Infoservice +358 40 352 6014

Opening hours

Health Care Services (Opening Hours and Phone Service)
Mon - Thu 08:15 - 15:00
Fri 08:15 - 14:00
Social Services (Opening Hours and Phone Service)
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00