Meet Co-founder Justin Downey. His picture doesn’t do him justice; his presence brings a palpable positivity to those around him that can’t be captured in a snap shot.

An ex-convict and recovering heroin addict himself, Justin knows all too well how, in what feels like the blink of an eye, someone can get to the point of living on the streets, tethered to a clinic, churning in and out of our antiquated system.

After getting clean, Justin began his path of healing, leading him to a lifestyle that includes his community contribution as a yoga and meditation instructor, as well as a local community activist. Justin is also the manager and operator of a MA sober living home, founded and inspired a recovery-based meditation meeting, and lives in a way that keeps his heart open to helping the universe whenever possible, especially to people in their earliest footsteps into recovery.