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.