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Jan 25, 2018

MHSA is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for our Home and Healthy for Good (HHG) program! The Hearst Health Prize, in...

Feb 16, 2018

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance seeks a Development and Communications Coordinator.

Feb 15, 2018

MHSA member agency Project Hope is seeking applicants for a Health Starts at Home Housing Case Manager/Care Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Housing Services, the Care Coordinator will be responsible for providing housing and...


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.”