Professional foster home Päiviö is situated in an idyllic Lappish courtyard only 10 kilometers away from the Levi center in a small village called Köngäs in the Kittilä municipality.
Päiviö is a community, where an individual really can feel that they belong somewhere. This community provides support, understanding and a chance to share thoughts and life experiences. Growing in a community is a very unique way to get to know ourselves and the people surrounding us. Interaction is one of the most significant features of the community. In Päiviö, all matters are dealt openly, honestly and fairly.
Through community art, the development of self-expression that heals and unifies is made possible. We use different channels of expression ranging from movement and painting to music and writing.
Participation means being a part of the community and getting involved. Participation is important for the healthy development of self-image as well as well-being. Working together, accepting and caring for one another are all a part of an overall egalitarian culture.