Background & bylaws

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Background

The Haukkala Foundation was established in Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2013 by the Association for the Haukkala Child Psychiatric Hospital. For more than 50 years, the Association had as its mission to support the essential and pioneering work of the Haukkala hospital in supporting and addressing the mental health and emotional and social needs of children. When the hospital was municipalized by the city of Jyväskylä and no longer needed the support of the Association, the Foundation was created to continue and broaden this mission for children’s welfare.

Bylaws of the Haukkala Foundation

accepted by the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland 2.5.2013

The name of the foundation and the domicile

1 §   The name of the foundation is Haukkala Foundation and its domicile is Jyväskylä.

The purpose

2 §   The purpose of the foundation is to promote, from the basis of Central Finland, mental health in children and youth by supporting research on psychiatric and psychosocial problems and social exclusion; preventive work; care and rehabilitation; training in this field; and development work and publications in collaboration with other actors nationally and internationally.