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Lookout Society is mourning the passing of Dr. C. James (Jim) Frankish

Lookout Society is mourning the passing of Dr. C. James (Jim) Frankish, a former board member and long-time supporter. Dr. Frankish also served on the Provost Advisory Group on Downtown Eastside, the Vancouver Street-to-Home Foundation, the Vancouver Homeless Count, and the Vancouver Crisis Centre. In 2013, he was invited to participate in the Mayor’s Task

Important information COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 rapidly changing situation, the health and safety of our guests, tenants, staff and volunteers remains paramount to Lookout Society. Lookout is following the guidance, directives and best practices of the World Health Organization, the BDCDC and health authorities. This includes increasing our cleaning protocols and promoting stepped up hygiene practises

Doors open to new homes for people in need in Abbotsford

In mid-April 2019 upwards of 40 individuals, experiencing homelessness in Abbotsford will be offered housing, as well as health and social supports. The newly completed three-storey modular apartment building located at 1640 Riverside Rd. includes eight units designed for people with disabilities. All units are private, with a washroom and kitchenette. The ground floor includes

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