The Homeless Academy, based in Helsinki, organises competitions, coaching, educational and recreational activities for the different groups and coordinate activities with other social agencies.
Organisation - The Homeless Academy
The Homeless Academy started life in 2006 as part of the Helsinki Deaconess Institute's soccer project, in association with Suojatiery (Crossing Society), offering training for homeless people and drug addicts.
It is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Finnish Football Association.
The association offers a unique opportunity through soccer, supporting and coordinating training and the homeless national soccer competition in Finland, culminating in the selection of the team to represent Finland at the Homeless World Cup.
Organisation: Homeless Academy
Address: C/O Football Association of Finland Urheilukatu 5, FI-00250, Helsinki, Finland
Ph: +358 45 1222 501
Fax: +358 9 7421 5200
Contact: Maurizio Pratesi
Em: [email protected]