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Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. We offer a range of services and housing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to adult men and women who are destitute and require assistance.

Lookout was founded in 1971 to meet the needs of a growing number of homeless adults in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Through innovative foresight and determination, Lookout extended its services to include shelters, supported housing, and outreach services. After merging with Keys: Housing and Health Solutions in December 2014, Lookout services now include transitional and permanent supported housing, emergency shelters together with outreach, health and community services to vulnerable adult men and women. Lookout operates 33 facilities serving thousands of individuals through over 75 support programs across the North Shore, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Mission and Abbotsford. In September 2017 Lookout formally merged with Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) and offer additional clinical care services for guests and tenants challenged with mental health or addictions. Lookout will also open its first mixed income social housing program later this year, offering 70 units of housing for people living on low to moderate incomes.

The purpose of Lookout is to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults and seniors who cope with a wide variety of challenges including: poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, mental/physical handicaps, chronic health problems (including HIV/Aids), legal issues or those simply unable to cope.

Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it.  Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.

Lookout provides:

• Housing to the shelterless and homeless 
• Connections to community services
• Health solutions in Surrey
• Support, Supervision, Direction and Aid to anyone whose needs are not addressed by other community services.
• Safe surroundings