Lookout Housing and Health Society provides non-judgmental, non-sectarian, services to adults who cope with a wide variety of challenges including mental illness, addictions, chronic health conditions (including HIV/AIDS), physical disabilities, social dysfunctions, legal concerns or more frequently a combination of issues. Currently, Lookout operates shelters, transitional, independent and permanent supportive housing, drop-in resource centres, outreach, and health services from our 32 sites in 11 municipalities.
Each Lookout site actively participates as members in local community advisory committees and neighbours to research, develop, plan, and educate the community about new and existing housing facilities and the management of day to day operations.
Lookout prides itself on a positive flow of tenants through the housing continuum from outreach, to emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to supportive housing and when achievable, market housing. In 2016-17, 67.6% of Lookout tenants made positive changes in their housing situations. Lookout tenant Support Workers assist residents moving towards independence through identifying needs, creating case plans and meeting personal housing goals. However, with limited access to social housing options, our tenants have difficulty moving beyond supportive housing.