The Wildflower Alliance is a grassroots Peer Support, Advocacy, and Training organization with a focus on harm reduction and human rights. We rebranded in 2020 to better reflect our community building mission, as well as our international training and advocacy work.
Western Mass Peer Support
Phone: 413-539-5941 or toll free 866-641-2853
(The main Wildflower Alliance number is answered out of the Holyoke Center)
Each of our community centers is currently serving as a basic needs and support station. We distribute food, phones, foot warmers, camping gear, bleach kits, narcan, and other essentials to people in the community. At other times, our centers are spaces where people gather to: Hang out; build community; attend support groups; use computers; explore art, meditation, and other healing modalities; organize and advocate for one another.
20 Chapman St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Come by for peer support, chat and check out other available resources, or just share space with others. We have a variety of snacks and beverages, and there is a Spanish-speaking advocate on Wednesdays.
Please Note: Ten community members can be in the space at a time.
Masks must be worn at all times. Kitchen is open, with use of gloves.
Monday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
199 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-539-5941 / toll free 866-641-2853
Light snacks are available and hot coffee is always brewing! We continue to offer basic supplies as much as we are able. Capacity limit has been lifted! Masks required
Springfield “Bowen” Center
235 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01103
We are right on the first floor with an accessible entrance.
Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9am-1pm
Bathrooms will also be accessible during these times.
361 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 464-9807
Community must use back entrance Address
Open hours can be a great opportunity to talk with other community members and connect around common ground within our lives. If you need someone to talk to and / or need somewhere to find peace and quiet to think, our community group room is ready to hold space for you and any friends you would like to bring.
Open Hours Saturdays 12pm – 4pm
Afiya Peer Run Respite
Northampton, MA – Off King St near Big Y
Phone Only: 413-570-2990
Peer Support Line 888-407-4515 (Do Not Leave A Voice Mail)
Afiya is the first peer-run respite in Massachusetts and one of only a few dozen in the country.
Afiya (A-FEE-yah) is a Swahili word that means “physical, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness.”
Afiya strives to provide a space in which each person can find the balance and support needed to turn a difficult time into a learning and growth opportunity. We prioritize offering an alternative means of supporting people to avoid psychiatric hospitalization and other more invasive/disruptive interventions.
- Stays are up to 7 nights
- Open to anyone who is 18 or older with an address in Western or Central MA (call us with questions about this)
- Come and go as you please
- 24/7 peer support available
- No curfew, meetings, or other restrictions
- Minimal paperwork
- FREE (no insurance required)
- We have a full-time Spanish-speaking advocate
How to Access Afiya
The process for accessing Afiya is pretty straight forward: It’s a conversation.
If you are someone who is interested in staying at Afiya, give us a call. We’ll share with you some information about what Afiya offers, as well as what isn’t available. We’ll ask you what’s going on for you in the moment and how you hope Afiya might be helpful. Then we’ll talk together about whether it seems like a good fit for you and for the house, and make a decision.