Our Impact

Since 1971, Lookout Housing and Health Society has been successfully offering services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in our community. We house the most difficult to house. Since its early beginnings Lookout has been a leader and an innovator, adapting itself so it can better serve those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Lookout has a long history of successfully meeting the needs of people living in extreme poverty. We offer a variety of programs (shelter, housing, outreach, health, community recourse centres). Our staff are creative, dynamic, flexible, willing to take on the challenge and accept those who have had their doors closed too many times.

The effectiveness and capacity of Lookout’s programs continues to broaden as we expand and diversify our health services, mental health housing options, peer programs and employment opportunities, shelters, resource centres and residences.

Lookout has risen to meet many health and housing challenges across the Lower Mainland. During this toxic drug supply crisis, many of our staff and clients have taken on the role of first responders, able to take life saving measures well before the arrival of paramedics. By providing safe areas with increased availability of naloxone, trained staff and monitoring, fewer people have been using alone. These critical steps are saving lives and reducing the risks to vulnerable people.

By merging with Mood Disorders Association of BC, Lookout is now able to offer additional clinical care services for guests and tenants challenged with mental health or addictions. Lookout also opened its first mixed income social housing program in late 2017, offering 70 units of housing for people living on low to moderate incomes.