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Social support and livelihood

See which assistance services and benefits are provided for people and families in Tallinn who are struggling. 

Social benefits

Männiku tee sotsiaalmaja
  • Subsistence benefit - Financial aid for a person or a family to ensure essential resources needed for everyday life (food, clothes, housing costs etc).
  • Income-based allowances - Aid for compensating the cost of medication, assistance aids or other tools necessary for life. 


Advisory and practical help to achieve better economic viability, answers to work-related and legal questions and psychological support for coping with difficulties in life.

Majandus- ja võlanõustamine


Social housing is for people and families that are unable to ensure their own housing and need help with everyday life (social services and benefits).

  • Social housing - Housing for people or families who are not able to ensure their own housing and need help coping with everyday life (social services and benefits).
  • Support for returning to an independent life - Assisting a person or family and advising them on how to maintain or improve their ability to live independently. Includes housing.
  • Shelters - Accommodation for a person who does not have a place of residence, ensuring a temporary place to stay or sleep.

Other social aid

  • A day centre for homeless people - A place where a homeless person can spend time during the day and receive support services. 
  • Soup kitchen - A warm meal once a day 
  • Saunas - Shower facilities for people who do not have them at their place of residence, sauna service for a fee
  • Food aid - Food aid for low-income people and families 
Do not hesitate to contact your city district administration about the services and benefits! 

District Contacts:

Haabersti District Administration
Ehitajate tee 109a
Angela Altmets
640 4862

City Centre Administration
Pärnu maantee 8
Merike Jaanhold-Lintal
+372 645 7832  

Kristiine District Administration
Metalli 9
Maie Takel
+372 645 7140  

Lasnamäe District Administration
Pallasti 54
General phone: +372 645 7700

Nõmme District Administration
Valdeku tn 13
General phone: +372 645 7333

Pirita District Administration
Kloostri tee 6
Helene Liivak
+372 645 7622

Northern Tallinn Administration
Kari 13
General phone:
+372 645 7071



Last modified 12.10.2022