About Us

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. We offer a range of programs, housing and health solutions to vulnerable adults living with multiple challenges.

Who We Are

We serve 15 municipalities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia: Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, New Westminster, West Vancouver, North Vancouver (City and District), Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Maple Ridge. Including emergency and extreme weather shelters, Lookout houses more than 1,400 people each night.

Lookout’s multiple services include: 18 outreach teams, 2 community resource centres, medical and dental clinic, food bank, needle distribution and community cleanup, HIV and Hep C supports, 3 social enterprises, numerous peer and employment programs and youth counselling programs. These services collectively serve more than 2,500 people daily.

Lookout provides non-judgmental and non-sectarian services to individuals coping with a wide variety of challenges including poverty, mental illness, substance use, trauma, mental and/or physical disabilities, chronic health illnesses, financial and legal issues – or those simply unable to cope.

Read more about our history here.

Our Commitment

We believe helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and its many related issues. Securing appropriate housing is the first step in helping individuals attain self-sufficiency.

Our Mission, Mandate & Vision



We are a “social safety-net” that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options. Because they have challenges in meeting needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services.



We respectfully provide caring non-judgmental, non-sectarian, flexible services. Through advocacy, support and minimal-barriers, we reduce harm to people who have a diversity of challenges. We assist them to regain and maintain stability and achieve a greater quality of life.



To help transform the lives of people with few, if any, housing options. To go beyond traditional solutions to homelessness by fostering growth and change, providing innovative services and building collaborative partnerships.

Lookout Housing and Health Society is dedicated to:

Being a “social safety-net” for vulnerable adults.

Providing caring and respectful services that meet people “where they are at.”

Providing safe, affordable housing with appropriate supports.

Keeping people in their home communities.

Working with guests to reach their goals by developing innovative programs.

Identifying service gaps in the community.

Collaborating with community partners to design and implement solutions.

Advocacy that informs social policy, raises community awareness & improves support services.