The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) is a large network that offers activities for women, girls and families of all ages.
Courageous and loving acts by women
YWCA of Finland
YWCA is a movement of women of all ages who work courageously to help each other and the whole world. We want to build an equal, just and caring society, in which everyone can live and act safely. Our advocacy and communications focus on issues of equality. We bring girls and women together and support them at different stages of life.
We are part of a worldwide YWCA movement that unites girls and women in 120 countries. We strengthen the leadership and social capital of girls and young women in collaboration with the international movement.
The YWCA of Finland was established in 1896 and is one of the oldest women’s organizations in the country.
We are an ecumenical Christian movement.
We gather at YWCA’s 24 local associations to do various activities together, learn and socialise. Three of the associations are Swedish-speaking. The YWCA of Finland is an umbrella organization that supports and unites the local YWCAs.
How we work:
- We love our neighbour – we are open and hospitable both locally and globally
- We work together – with us, you can grow to be brave through working as part of a group
- We respect everyone – we promote equality by respecting everybody’s human dignity and rights
Terrible Mothers (Kamalat äidit®) offers peer support to mothers of adolescent children.
Power Sisters (Voimasiskot™) supports all women at unique moments in their life.
Membership benefits for members of the YWCA include the Näkyvä Nainen (Visible Woman) magazine and discounts in Hotel Helka in Helsinki and at the Tunturikeimiö resort and Jerstitupa cottage in Lapland. You can participate in YWCA activities also without membership. Welcome!
It’s So Easy to Do Good
By using Hotel Helka in Helsinki or holiday resort and activity center Tunturikeimiö in Lapland, you support YWCA’s work for the girls and women. Through YWCA of Finland there’s for example extracurricular activities and camps as well support for ladies in the middle of a crisis.
Hotel Helka Invites You to Helsinki
Hotel Helka serves its guests in the heart of Helsinki. Guests can enjoy Finnish style, culture and hospitality in a relaxed environment. The bright and spacious rooms are furnished with products from Artek and Finnish top designers. Themes from design and nature are present everywhere: in furnishing, service, food and music.
Enjoy the Relaxing Tunturikeimiö
If you want to experience the tranquility of Northern wilderness in a
cozy environment, Tunturikeimiö is the perfect place for you. It’s a
welcoming holiday resort and activity center in Muonio, Lapland, managed
by the YWCA of Finland and open to anyone. Skiing tracks and trekking
paths that lead to the fells start right in our yard. In addition to the
accommodation and dinner facilities, there is a Sami style tent and a
sauna by lake Naistenlampi (”Women’s pond”) you can take a refreshing
dip throughout the year. The big skiing centers Levi, Ylläs, Olos and
Pallas are less than an hour’s drive away. Welcome to Tunturikeimiö!
Tel: + 358 500 209 630