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Help from organisations and the government

In addition to the Assistance system, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can help victims of human trafficking. On this page you will find contact details for both governmental and non-governmental organisations.toivoa-valoa-käsissä-mies

How the state can help victims of trafficking

The Assistance system for victims of human trafficking is an authority whose responsibility is to make sure that trafficking victims’ rights are protected. On this www.humantrafficking.fi website you will find information about the Assistance system and the kind of help it can offer



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    Who is it for? Potential victims of human trafficking and their (under-aged) children, who are in Finland. Also helps people who have become victims of human trafficking outside Finland. Offers assistance also to witnesses in human trafficking cases. A victim can receive assistance even if they are not willing to report the trafficking crime to the police.

  • Which support services are available? Long-term safe housing, health care, social services, social assistance/reception allowance, acquiring support persons, interpreting and translating, help to legalise stay, statutory legal aid and advice, help and support during criminal process, legalisation of irregular stay in the country in certain cases for a maximum of 6 months, support for voluntary return. The assistance system works together with the police to make your life safe.

  • Where can I get help? Everywhere in Finland

  • Contact information:


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help you in case of problems with health and safety at workplace. Your workplace must be safe and your working conditions must not cause risks to your health.  You can also contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration if you have problems with the terms and conditions of your employment contract or with well-being at work.Yhteistyö-kädet-ringissä

Help and support offered by NGOs

Victim Support Finland



  • Who is it for? All victims of human trafficking and other crimes

  • Which support services are available? Psychosocial support (support person activities), advice (especially on crime and official processes), service counselling, crisis work

  • Where can I get help? Everywhere in Finland (7 regional offices, 31 service points across the country)

  • Contact information:


Pro-tukipiste



  • Who is it for? Victims of human trafficking who have been sexually abused, people working in the sex and erotic work environments

  • Which support services are available? Crisis work, psychosocial support, advice, service counselling, low-threshold social and health care services

  • Where can I get help? Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Pirkanmaa region, Turku region

  • Contact information: https://pro-tukipiste.fi/en/frontpage/


MONIKA - Multicultural Women’s Association in Finland



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    Who is it for? Women and children from immigrant backgrounds who have experienced violence

  • Which support services are available? Shelter Mona (Turvakoti Mona) providing housing in crisis, psychosocial support, advice and service counselling; Crisis Center Monika (Kriisikeskus Monika) providing a nationwide helpline, psychosocial support, advice, service counselling, peer support groups and supported housing; Integration Center Monika (Kotoutumiskeskus Monika) providing support for integration and job seeking

  • Where can I get help? Integration Center Monika’s clinics: everywhere in Finland, housing in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area; Shelter Mona: everywhere in Finland

  • Contact information: https://monikanaiset.fi/en/


Finnish Refugee Advice Centre



  • Who is it for? Asylum seekers, foreign nationals applying or waiting for a residence permit or those without a permit. Foreign nationals who have become victims of crime.

  • Which support services are available? Advice and legal aid during the stages of the asylum process, an in other legal matters concerning foreign nationals and victims of crime. Free general advice given by e-mail and telephone. Free legal advice for paperless persons, other persons who have problems with their right of residence and those who are at risk of ending up paperless.

  • Where can I get help? Everywhere in Finland (office in Helsinki)

  • Contact information: http://www.pakolaisneuvonta.fi/en/legal-services/


International Organization for Migration (IOM), Finland country office



  • Who is it for? Victims of human trafficking and other migrants voluntarily returning to their home country or another country

  • Which support services are available? Advice and support in matters of returning and re-integration, practical preparation and arrangements with the office in the destination country for safe voluntary return.

  • Where can I get help? Everywhere in Finland (office in Helsinki)

  • Contact information: http://www.iom.fi


Global Clinic



Samaria 
 


  • Who is it for? Women who have become victims of human trafficking and their children

  • Which support services are available? Housing service: crisis phase, transitional phase and long-term help (psychosocial support, rehabilitation), integration support and supported housing

  • Where can I get help? Helsinki Metropolitan Region

  • Contact information: https://www.samaria.fi/web/en/


Churches may also offer social services (such as housing in crisis, food), particularly to those victims of human trafficking who are not entitled to access the services offered by local and cen-tral government. For information about your nearest church or parish union, visit the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland’s website.