Community involvement

Community involvement approach perceives sex and erotic workers as equal and active participants in the work of Pro-tukipiste.

We organize different types of group activities where people who are (or have been) sex and erotic workers can participate depending on what is their own interests are. Peer activists and workers plan and carry out this work together.

You are welcome to join us! Get in contact if you want to know more or if you have a good idea that you would like to carry out together. Contact details for workers are here.

Activities in Helsinki

Our Multicultural peer group meets every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm. This group is open for anyone who does (or has done) sex and erotic work.  Pro-tukipiste workers are present in the group to help with translating when needed. During the group meetings people share their experiences and talk about issues that are important in their lives e.g. safety in sex work or how Finnish society operates. Sometimes we invite guest speakers with specialist knowledge to visit the group on topics such as sexuality, laws or welfare. We organize nature trips, visit cultural events and learn to know about services available in Helsinki area.  The main thing is to spend time together in a relaxing and nonjudgmental company. The group always starts with a homemade meal cooked by our peer workers.

PRO-Group, a self-help group that meets every second week is aimed for people who can communicate in Finnish or English. You can come along to the group regardless of being just a beginner or a veteran in the business or you might also be considering giving up sex work. There is no outsiders attending the group and all of us have sex work experience. We feel that it is important to share experiences in a safe environment. The group is confidential and we do not speak about anybody’s personal issues to outsiders.

PRO-Group meets in Pro-tukipiste Helsinki on Thursdays at 5-7.30 pm. These are the groups meeting days for the spring 2019: 24.1, 7.2, 21.2, 7.3, 21.3, 4.4, 18.4, 2.5, 16.5, 6.6, ja 20.6. Come once and if you like it maybe you will visit us again. 

If you are interested in attending just come along. For further information you can contact: erja@pro-tukipiste.fi or +358 (0)40 7250 791.

English study group meets every Friday from 2 – 3.30pm. Do you want to improve your English and activate your language skills? And discuss in English about current affairs? Our open discussion group is run by a volunteer English language teacher. During lessons, we utilize ESLlibrary materials that offer a wide variety of online materials focusing on global topics with political, social and environmental themes. Group starts again on Friday 1.2.2019.

Finnish language, friendship and integration – group is on hold. We are investigating the possibility of co-operation with other organisations / volunteers to restart the group.

Please contact Erja for further information on community involvement activities in Pro-tukipiste Helsinki. Erja’s contact details are, tel:  +358 (0)40 7250 791 or email: erja@pro-tukipiste.fi