Mark hails from Montreal. He is the parent of a son who struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder. In his desperate search to find help for his son Kenny, he was able to connect into the system providing mental health services of supportive housing with Chai Tikvah Foundation. Habitat Services and COTA also provided the essentials for Kenny’s recovery. Kenny eventually got his own apartment and has been working for the past 15 years with SPRINT senior services in North Toronto. Several years ago Mark developed an infection in his spinal column, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for a period of time. Mary Lou his wife has been his “rock” during his rehabilitation. Being home together again is the ultimate joy. Kenny has been a major support as well. Mark says that “supportive housing is the foundation to recovery.” Mark sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat Services.