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Mar 20, 2018

MHSA received the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for its Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program. Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of MHSA, attended the 18th annual Population Health...

Apr 23, 2018

The Director of Housing Services leads Project Hope’s strategic response to the issue of homelessness and housing instability in our community. The Director oversees all aspects of the Housing Services Department at Project Hope.

Apr 10, 2018

The Commonwealth’s draft Olmstead Plan is available for public review and comment until Friday, April 13, 2018.


In another part of my life, long ago, I was a theology student. I focused on systematic theology, and I found myself in a class on eschatology, the study of the “end times.” The class was taught by an Augustinian Friar. He started somewhere around the ancient Sumerians, went through the history of Western philosophy and medieval theology, and ended with twentieth century political theories. Truth be told, I barely understood a word he said. However, I will never forget how he ended the class. He said, “In the end, regardless of their religious faith or beliefs, human beings are confronted with only one of two choices: hope or despair.”