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Powell Street Getaway to Operate as a Warming Centre this Winter

In partnership with City of Vancouver, Lookout’s Powell Street Getaway (PSG) resource centre will function as a warming centre over these cold winter months on nights where temperatures drop to “feels like -5c”. When opened as a warming centre, the operating hours are 9 pm to 7 am. Warming centres are a life-saving measure to

VCH Partners with Lookout to Expand Drug Checking in Vancouver

In partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health our Powell Street Getaway location will offer new drug checking technology. The Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) can test a range of substances, including opioids, stimulants and other psychoactive drugs such as MDMA and will go a long way to prevent overdose deaths. “Contaminated street drugs are taking lives every

New Temporary Housing for Surrey’s Most Vulnerable Opens

Starting June 19, 2018 approximately 160 individuals experiencing homelessness along 135A Street in Surrey will be offered housing, as well as health and social supports. The 160 units of temporary housing will include secure, individual rooms, with private bathrooms. Residents will have access to meal programs, counselling and medical offices, 24/7 staffing, and life and

Island Health’s Largest Supervised Consumption Service Opens in Victoria

Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions was on hand to support The Pandora Supervised Consumption Centre which officially opens on June 18, 2018. Island Health is partnering with Lookout Housing and Health Society whose harm reduction staff will provide supervision and education to ensure safer drug consumption, deliver crisis intervention and manage harm

Lookout Society to Operate 44 Units of Modular Housing in Abbotsford

We are pleased to report that on March 27, 2018 Minister Selina Robinson, City of Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, and Lookout Society Executive Director Shayne Williams gathered to formally announce the development of a new Modular Housing building with 44 units, which will be operated by Lookout Society. The new building will be located at

Lookout Society to Deliver Harm Reduction Services in Victoria

On March 13th, Island Health officially announced that Lookout Housing and Health Society will provide integrated Harm Reduction services and supervised consumption services (SCS) in Victoria. Currently undergoing renovations, the Island’s first approved public supervised consumption site will be situated at the Pandora Wellness Centre, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2018. After a