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Micah from Affiyah will give a presentation on what they offer the community

Afiya is the first peer-run respite in Massachusetts and one of only 13 in the country.


Afiya (A-FEE-yah) is a Swahili word that means

'physical, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness.'

Afiya's Mission:  Afiya strives 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.

Afiya is located in a residential neighborhood in Northampton, Massachusetts and is central to a variety of community resources.  It is available to anyone ages 18 and older who is experiencing distress and feels they would benefit from being in a short-term, 24-hour peer-supported environment with others who have ‘been there.’  Typical stays at Afiya range from one to seven days.

Earlier Event: October 1
NRC All Recovery Meeting
Later Event: October 2
Mindful Recovery with Jack McElaney