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 serve elven communities in Metro Vancouver: Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, the North Shore, Burnaby, Langley Abbotsford, Mission and Maple Ridge. Lookout houses approximately 1,100 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, health and support programs. In Surrey, Lookout's health solutions support our clients 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 abuse, mental/physical illnesses, chronic health problems (including HIV/Aids), histories of trauma, legal issues or those simply unable to cope.
Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing extreme poverty 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
"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, Executive Director Lookout Housing and Health Society, Read More