Homeless Academy Association
Homeless Academy Association was established in 2006 as part of the Helsinki Deaconess Institute’s football project in association with Suojatiery (Crossing Society). They are supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and the Finnish Football Association.
They are based in Helsinki and organise competitions, coaching, educational and recreational activities for different groups, and coordinate activities with other social agencies.
Finland is on track to achieve near eradication of recurrent and long-term homelessness, and approaching a time when experiencing any form of homelessness will be uncommon (EOH, 2017).