The reception center in Tampere is situated in the former Kauppi Hospital. It has accommodations for 300 adults and families. The center organizes all the legal reception services for asylum seekers that are registered at the reception center.
In addition to accommodation services, the center provides social and health services, distributes monthly allowances and contingency funds, provides interpreters and helps with job and study opportunities as well as provides guidance and consulting services. The reception center takes care of the whole asylum process, safety issues and the integration of the refuge into the community.
The reception center is equipped with a widely educated workforce, which works in collaboration with different organizations. It is part of the city´s non-institutional and housing services. The Finnish Immigation Center covers all the costs of running the reception center.