570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond” in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.
This week we shine the spotlight on a Kitchener couple – Christine and Ben Revoy – who own and operate a supportive housing complex on Hugo Crescent in Kitchener called Hugo House. (Housing Under Group Organization).
Hugo House is home to 21 people dealing with mental health issues.
Christine and Ben were nominated by Moira Sharon Magee, who says she was deeply moved by a recent visit to Hugo House. “It’s incredible. You wouldn’t believe it. It was the most powerful, powerful example I have seen of humanity and caring.”
Moira says not only did Christine and Ben purchase the property with their own money, they are also deeply committed to caring for the residents. “The amount of work involved on their part to care for these people is 24-7. They literally have to stay at that property themselves rather than go out and live any portion of their own lives.”