There are an estimated 3,700 individuals homeless in Metro Vancouver, a large population compared to other regions in Canada but typical for an area with such high housing costs.
Poverty is a universal structural cause of homeless in any city. Some personal factors that lead to homelessness include mental illness, domestic violence and abuse, substance abuse and disabilities.
Single men form the largest demographic likely to be homeless. First Nations people are also over-represented among the homeless in Metro Vancouver.
Lookout Society is an expert at finding custom solutions to get people off the streets, no matter what their personal factors are. Watch this short video to learn more.