Lookout Housing and Health Society (formerly known as The Lookout Emergency Aid Society) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. We offer 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.
We operate 41 sites in 14 communities across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Victoria, housing over 1,500 people each night in our emergency shelters, transitional and supportive housing. Lookout support services reach 2,500 individuals daily through our shelters, housing, outreach, health and community support programs.
The purpose of Lookout is to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults and seniors who cope with a wide variety of challenges that include: poverty, mental health, substance use, chronic illnesses, physical disabilities, histories of trauma, legal issues or those simply unable to cope.
Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness, extreme poverty and related challenges. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.
What People Are Saying
"The Lookout Society believes people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness should be able to stay in their home communities. This is part of the strategic direction behind the society offering services and programs in various communities through Metro-Vancouver and the Fraser Valley."
— Shayne Williams, CEO, Lookout Housing and Health Society, Read More