Afiya House – Long Bio


Afiya is a part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (  They opened on August 4th, 2012 as the first peer respite in Massachusetts.  Their name, selected by the community that helped to vision us, is a Swahili word meaning ‘physical, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness.’ Afiya’s mission is to strive to provide a safe space in which each person can find the balance and support needed to turn what is so often referred to as a ‘crisis’ into a learning and growth opportunity.  For more information about them, visit