The goal of the Social Welfare Act of Finland is to advance and maintain the welfare and social security of the residents of municipalities. The municipal social welfare services influence the social welfare, safety, working abilities, and social share of the residents. (Social Welfare Act 1301/2014, Chapter 1)

The Social Welfare Services have been divided into adult social work and child welfare social work for families with children. The social workers of Jämsä visit the municipal office of Kuhmoinen by prior appointment.

Adult Social Work

The aim for adult social work is to enable and strengthen the functional abilities and responsibility of a person over 18 years of age through the guidance and information which the social workers and social instructors offer. The work includes solving person’s social problems.
Further information on Adult Social Work in Jämsä. (in Finnish)

Child Welfare

The aim for child welfare and social work for families is to ensure the welfare and healthy development for a child. It supports and helps the parents, providers, and other responsible caretakers to take care and raise the child in a healthy environment.
Further information on Child Welfare Social Services in Jämsä (in Finnish).

Contact Information

Social Welfare Office of the City of Jämsä

Kelhänkatu 3, 42100 Jämsä
Open on weekdays: 9:00-15:00
Information Desk open: 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-13:00, Tel. +358 20 638 2073

Emergency Social Services and Crisis Support

On the evenings, in nights, and on weekends, when families need urgent help from the social workers, for instance, if there is a family crisis or an emergency, or when there is an urgent concern of the situation of a child, a youth, an elderly person, or a disabled person, the Emergency Social Services Unit of Jyväskylä offers help also in Jämsä.

The emergency services of Jyväskylä can be contacted in social matters which cannot wait until the next working day. However, in urgent matters or person’s safety issues, please call the national emergency number.

Contacts for the Emergency Social Service Unit (outside office hours)

Tel. +358 14 266 0149
Urgent matters: Emergency Number 112.
On weekdays and during office hours the clients need to contact their own municipal social services.


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