Girls` House in Rovaniemi

Activity and Free Time Center

The activities at the centre are aimed at girls, women and others aged 12–29, who are thinking about their femininity and girlhood, with a focus on gender diversity. The centre and all activities are free of bullying and discrimination. You are welcome just as you are ♥

The centre offers recreational activities to girls as a form of gender-, culture- and age-sensitive social youth work. Girls’ Houses are maintained by local settlement associations. In Rovaniemi, the centre’s activities are maintained by Rovalan Nuoret ry.

WHAT WE DO

Activities at the Girls’ House include evening activities, events and various workshops and gatherings for small groups. The activities encourage working together, enjoyment, and experiences of success, recognising and strengthening one’s own skills, learning new things and sharing knowledge.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to visit the Girls’ House, please check our calendar for open activities and come along! You can also arrange a personal visit for yourself or for a young person you know who you would like to introduce to the space. If you are interested in working as a volunteer in the space, you can register for upcoming training sessions on our website.

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Read about the experiences of young people

What is it really like in the Girls’ House? Read about experiences and descriptions of the centre’s activities as told by the young people themselves. Please contact us if you want to share your own experiences of activities at the Girls’ House!

READ ABOUT EXPERIENCES

OUR ACTIVITIES

Activities at the Girls’ House include evening activities, events and various workshops and gatherings for small groups. The activities encourage working together, enjoyment, and experiences of success, recognising and strengthening one’s own skills, learning new things and sharing knowledge.

Events and workshops

We organise various open events and workshops according to topical themes and young people’s wishes.

One-to-one conversations

We offer one-on-one low-threshold conversational support with everyday matters and difficult moments in life. We also offer advice with questions related to sexuality.

Working together to learn new things

We offer a safe and supportive community to each person participating in our activities. By working and thinking about things together, we can learn new things, make friends, and learn to look at the world from a different perspective.

Volunteer Big Sisters

Our Volunteer Big Sisters act as safe adults at the Girls’ House®, while also setting an example of ways in which one can grow into womanhood on their own terms.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES

SEXUAL ADVICE SERVICE

The sexual advice service at Rovaniemi Girls’ House provides confidential and free low-threshold personal support for girls, women and young people between the ages of 12 and 29, taking into account gender diversity.

There, you can get answers to different questions and support with issues related to gender and sexuality. Topics can range from relationships to sex, growing up, the body, and sex; nothing is too small or too big to discuss.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICE

The sexual violence service at the Girls’ House offers confidential low-threshold support and counselling services free of charge. The sexual violence service is intended for girls and women between the ages of 12 and 29, as well as young people who are thinking about their gender, who have experienced sexual violence or experiences that they would like to talk about.

Sexual violence can appear in many different forms. It includes, for example, pressuring or coercing someone into having sex or a sexual activity, voyeurism, touching or harassment online, etc. It is not always easy to identify experiences of violence or harassment that violate your sexuality.  You don’t have to deal with your experience of sexual violence alone. Remember that nothing is too small or too big to talk about.

The sexual violence service offers personal support in the form of individual meetings and in professionally guided peer groups.  Parents, friends, and other adults that are aware of a young person’s need for help can also get in touch with the service.

YOU ARE WELCOME

The Rovaniemi Girls’ House is located right in the centre of Rovaniemi, at Kansankatu 13, A31, close to the football stadium and Lyseonpuisto sixth form. Entrance is through the backyard. Press buzzer 31 by the downstairs door. Please reply when we answer the intercom, so that we will open the door for you. The centre is located on the sixth floor, where you can get to either by taking the lift or stairs. The Girls’ House has an accessible entrance.

Welcome!

Neiot Team

Tiina Lappalainen

Johtaja

tiina@neiot.fi

Puh. 0400 372603

Poissa 30.3. saakka.

Riikka Matala

Seksuaalineuvoja, Seksuaaliväkivaltatyö

riikka.matala@neiot.fi

Puh. 040 4848189

Peppi Nyholm

Ohjaaja

peppi.nyholm@neiot.fi

Puh. 0400 372501

Elina Miettusen sijaisuus 24.10.2023 alkaen.

Saara Jokela

Ohjaaja

saara.jokela@neiot.fi

Puh. 044 9872368

Neiot – Tyttöjen Talo
Kansankatu 13 A 31
96100 Rovaniemi

info@neiot.fi

 

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How to get to Girls´House

The Rovaniemi Girls’ House is located right in the centre of Rovaniemi, at Kansankatu 13, A31, close to the football stadium and Lyseonpuisto sixth form. Entrance is through the backyard. Press buzzer 31 by the downstairs door. Please reply when we answer the intercom, so that we will open the door for you. The centre is located on the sixth floor, where you can get to either by taking the lift or stairs. The Girls’ House has an accessible entrance.

Welcome!