Many immigrants need support navigating through the Finnish bureaucracy and building their everyday lives. The Finnish Refugee Council supports immigrants in the challenges of the service system, work-related problems and questions about everyday life.

Individual guidance for young adults

The counsellors of the FRC’s Kurvi (Curve) provide ad hoc assistance, support and counselling on specific issues related to immigration and permits for foreign nationals.

  • Counselling via phone: Wed-Thu 12–16, tel. +358 44 742 9200 (phone calls, text messages + whatsapp)
  • Helsinki residents aged 15–29: Ohjaamo Helsinki (Fredrikinkatu 48, Kamppi), Mon-Tue 12–16

Counseling for people fleeing war in Ukraine:

  • Telephone consultation in Finnish, English, Russian and Ukrainian tel. +358 44 724 9882 (calls, SMS, WhatsApp)
  • Face-to-face counselling for refugees from Ukraine Tue-Wed 12-15 at the Help Center Helsinki (address: Teollisuuskatu 9F, Vallila)

The counsellors of the FRC’s Kurvi (Curve) function support young adult immigrants to utilise their own capacities and find a meaningful direction for their lives. Our counsellors are on the move, helping where they’re needed.

In addition, we provide training for public sector professionals and NGOs on permit issues for immigrants as well as the situation of immigrants in the service system.

Inquiries regarding counselling for young adults: +358 44 7328 061

Inquiries regarding trainings:+358 44 767 1594,

More information on Kurvi webpage.

Preventing labor exploitation and guidance for victims

The aim of  Fair Labor project is to prevent labor exploitation in Finland and to support victims of labor exploitation to access support services available for them. Our activities are nationwide and funded by STEA.

We organize info sessions in collaboration with trade unions, refugee centers and multicultural organizations. During these info sessions, we raise awareness on issues such as workers’ rights, the role of trade unions, permits and support services available for victims of labor exploitation exploitation.

In addition, the project provides consultation and guidance primarily for immigrants and asylum seekers in Finnish, English, Arabic and Dari.

You can find more information on the project on the webpage.


Shenäh Räzabi– Project Officer (Finnish, English, Dari, Kurdi, Persian), tel: 044 742 9207

Training courses and mentoring for jobseekers, information and support for employers

Finnish Refugee Council’s Sauma Function brings together employers and immigrant jobseekers. We provide mentoring and training courses tailored to the needs of jobseekers. We offer support for companies by participating in recruitment processes as well as assisting in orientation and adaptation to Finnish working life. Our goal is to support creating sustainable employment and diverse work communities.

Sign up for Sauma working life training course here. Please note that you must have basic Finnish language skills to participate in the training.

Inquiries about working life partnerships and mentoring:

Ulla Tarkka
, tel. +358 44 734 9297
Katja Korhonen, tel. +358 44 7624894