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Ongelmatilanteet Kalajoella ja Merijärvellä

Problem situations in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

For information on problem situations and what to do when you encounter them, see the Infopankki page Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region.

Residence permit problems

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Residence permit problems).

Crimes

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Crimes).

Violence

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Violence).

Discrimination and racism

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Discrimination and racism).

Do you need a lawyer?

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Do you need a lawyer?).

Death

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Death).

Problems in marriage and relationships

You can seek help in solving problems in marriage and relationships from a family counselling centre.

You can call a family counselling centre and discuss your case with an employee. If necessary, you can also book an appointment with a member of staff; no referrals are needed.

Appointments:
Tel. 044 469 1558, Mon–Thu 12 noon–1 pm

Read more: Problems in marriage and relationships.

Divorce

Problem situations in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Divorce).

Children's problems

The nurses of the child health clinic (lastenneuvola) provide advice on questions related to the health or growth and development of young children. The clinic provides information on the locations where you can obtain assistance when necessary.

School nurses can help with the problems involving school-age children and, where necessary, can refer the case to other services.

Read more: Children's and young people's problems.

Young people's problems

If you are concerned about your child's behaviour, state of mind or other issues related to his or her emotional life, a family counselling centre can help. You can call a family counselling centre and discuss your case with an employee. If necessary, you can also book a time to see a member of staff. No referrals are needed.

Appointments:
Mon–Thu 12.00 noon–1.00 pm
Tel. 044 469 1558
In urgent cases we try to offer an appointment time as soon as possible.

A young person can discuss his or her problems with a nurse at the school or place of study.

Kalajoki

If you are young and need someone to talk to, you can get in touch with a youth worker (nuoriso-ohjaaja) at the Kalajoki Academy (Kalajoki Akatemia). Youth workers provide support and help in coping with everyday life. You will also learn how to get involved and start shaping what's going on around you. For more information, see the town's website.

Kalajoki Academy (Kalajoki Akatemia)
Kalajoentie 5, 85100 Kalajoki

Merijärvi

In Merijärvi, youth services are provided by the municipal youth department (nuorisotoimi)

Merijärvi Youth Department (Merijärven nuorisotoimi)
Vanhatie 1, 86220 Merijärvi
Tel. 044 477 6220, leisure instructor (vapaa-aikaohjaaja)

You will also find information on youth services on Settinetti, which has lots of information and useful links.

Read more: Children's and young people's problems.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Youth servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Mental health problems and intoxicant abuse

If you need psychiatric care and support, you can call a psychiatric nurse on weekdays from 8 – 9 am, tel. 044 4691 558. If necessary, a doctor will evaluate the situation and write a referral to a specialist psychiatric hospital.

In case of problems with intoxicant abuse, help is available on weekday mornings without an appointment at 8.30 – 9.30 am. An appointment must be made for consultations at other times, tel. 044 4691 558. No appointments are available on Tuesdays.

Read more: Mental health.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Mental health and substance abuse servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Financial problems

If you have financial problems, get in touch with the social welfare office (sosiaalitoimisto). The social welfare office will also provide you with information on social assistance and help you to get by in everyday life.

Contact information for social welfare offices in Kalajoki:

  • Social Security Centre (Perusturvakeskus)
    Tohtorintie 4, 2nd Floor, 85100 Kalajoki
  • Himanka services office (Himangan palvelutoimisto)
    Raumankarintie 2, 68100 Himanka

You will find the telephone numbers of the social welfare office on the town's website.

Read more: Financial problems.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Social officesFinnish | English | Russian

Homelessness

If you end up homeless, contact the social welfare office at the Social Security Centre of Kalajoki (Kalajoen kaupungin perusturvakeskus).

Kalajoki Social Welfare Office (Kalajoen sosiaalitoimisto)
Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Telephone service time: weekdays 12 noon–1 pm
Tel. 044 469 1266

Read more: Accommodation in a crisis situation.