We, Lioness mothers and fathers, are parents of children with special needs. Our children may have a long-term illness or chronic health condition, mental or physical disabilities or some other special need with or without a formal diagnosis.

We want to provide concrete help and support to other mothers and fathers of children with special needs.

Everyday, somewhere in the world a child with special needs is born and the parents start a special jorney faced with new challenges and different kind of future that they have planned for. A special life requires a special strength. Sometimes this strength may be loss. That is why we have founded Leijonaemot – parents own safety net and a peer support community.

We have peer support groups throughout Finland in which parents can meet other parents. We also have discussion group on Facebook (called Leijonaemot) where parents can exchange thoughts and ideas with other parents. We also organize empowering peer events where you can meet other parents, get some rest and time away from home and rediscover your inner strength.