About the Lookout Foundation
The Lookout Foundation supports finances for the Lookout Housing and Health Society. Lookout is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971 which offers a range of services and housing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to adult men and women who are destitute and require assistance. In September 2017 Lookout formally merged with Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) to offer additional clinical care services for guests and tenants challenged with mental health or addictions.
Lookout serves 14 communities in Metro Vancouver: Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, North Shore, Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge. Victoria and Mission. Lookout Society houses approximately 1,350 people each night through our shelters, transitional and supportive housing. During the winter months, we care for and serve more than 2,500 people each day at our shelters, housing and support programs. In Surrey, Lookout also provides health solutions to our guests with compromised immune systems.
The purpose of Lookout is to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults and seniors who cope with a wide variety of challenges including: poverty, mental illness, substance use, mental/physical impairment, chronic illness (including HIV/Aids), legal issues or those simply unable to cope.
Helping individuals help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.
What People Are Saying
"We see the opportunity to really broker strong relationships with people that may be suffering from addiction concerns, raising their self esteems and opening the opportunity for them to do other things in their life and consider other lifestyle choices"
— Shayne Wiliams, CEO, Read More
"[since opening the Abbotsford winter homeless shelter] 40 men and women have been moved into homes, while eight have found placements in substance treatment"
— Shayne Wiliams, Executive Director, Read More