Social work

Social work is part of the municipal social services. Social work strengthens the capabilities of residents in need of support and supports the independent activities and coping skills of individuals, families and communities. The aim is to prevent social exclusion and solve social problems, thereby upholding and promoting the well-being and social safety of residents and communities.

Social work services

Social work services are at your disposal in situations where

  • you need advice and information on services and benefits
  • there are conflicts in your home life
  • you need advice and assistance in matters related to parenting
  • you need to agree on child maintenance allowance and custody
  • a child, young person or family is in need of assistance
  • you are in a difficult financial situation
  • you need help for substance abuse
  • you need assistance and support in housing/living arrangements under special circumstances

Social office counseling opening hours

The Tornio social office counseling (street address Keskikatu 69, Lappia building) service point is open to customers on weekdays between 8–11.30 am. At other times, customers are received by personal appointment. You can request an appointment with the contact form or by phone.

Social emergency services are open on office hours between 8 am–4 pm.

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