Vammaisperheyhdistys Jaatinen ry is an association founded in 1997 by families with disabled children.
"Jaatisen Maja" is a common building for families with disabled children, located in Malminkartano, Helsinki. All families can come here for free with their disabled child to play and meet other families. Our staff is present at Maja to help and guide users with any issues related to the activities of Maja.
All of the facilities of Maja are accessible. In addition to a large playroom, Maja has shared lounges where visitors can e.g. read and play games. The rest room is suitable for breastfeeding, having a nap, praying or simply taking a moment to calm down. You can bring your own snacks to Maja: we have a well-equipped kitchen where you can heat up your own food.
Maja also organizes plenty of supervised activities, clubs and groups for disabled children and adolescents, their siblings and parents. We also organize family events and celebrations.
If you want to reserve Maja for your family occasion, you must be a member of our association. You can become a member via this link: https://www.jaatinen.info/jaatinen/jasenyys/
You can rent mobility aids and games suitable for disabled children and adolescents from Maja. Kenguru (“Kangaroo”) Rental allows you to rent e.g. bicycles, kayaks, downhill skiing equipment and all-terrain wheelchairs for severely disabled children and adolescents.
Pelikaani (“Pelican”) Game Rental provides games for the whole family to enjoy together.
How to get there:
The address of Maja is Vellikellonpolku 1. You can easily get there by train or by bus. If you wish to arrive by car, you can park in the yard of Maja. See the detailed instructions for arrival here: https://www.jaatinen.info/yhteystiedot/
Swim Club Pikku-Miinat for Severely Disabled Children
Jaatinen's swim club allows the whole family to enjoy swimming together. All families with a child who cannot swim in a regular public swimming pool due to his or her disability may join the club.
More information about our association, Maja and the clubs can be found on our website: http://jaatinen.info/. You can also send us questions by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maja and the equipment rental services are open from Monday to Thursday 10 am – 4 pm.