Community Partnership in Support of Lookout Shelter in NV

The Lookout shelter in North Vancouver is in regular need of personal care/hygiene items, clothing and bedding. LVUC will be participating in an initiative with St. David’s United Church that Leslie B as Coordinator of Community Partnerships has started.  This initiative is drawing together communities of faith on the North Shore to regularly support the Lookout Shelter in their work for the homeless and underhoused. Currently 30% of those receiving support from the Lookout on the North Shore are seniors.

Leslie B, as part of this initiative, will do the following:

  • Drop off a donation box for items.
  • Regularly email us a list of the most needed items to donate.
  • Pick up collected items and deliver them to the Lookout Shelter.
  • Track everything collected and send out a report of totals every few months.

Lookout Housing and Health Society

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. They offer a range of programs, housing and health solutions to vulnerable adults living with multiple challenges. On the North Shore Outreach workers assist homeless individuals living on the streets and in the woods to become housed, while then providing wrap around support services that provide stability. Whether housed or not, Outreach works with each individual to ensure they receive necessary supports. 

The North Shore team also provides “deep woods” services as many of their guests live in local ravines and forests, often resistant to moving from their camps into a shelter or housing. North Shore’s outreach team operates in District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and Squamish Nation.

Emergency Shelters – Open Year Round

Lookout makes a concerted effort to focus on case plans and work with clients to find suitable housing options – a challenge given the lack of affordable housing in the Lower Mainland.

North Shore Shelter

Extreme Weather Response Shelter (EWR)

Lookout increases the number of beds during the worst weather of the year to ensure those who are at risk have a safe place to sleep. They are open from November 1st to March 31st during extreme weather nights as called by the City and the EWR response coordinator.

North Shore Housing Center: 20 mats

  • 705 West 2nd Street
  • North Vancouver B.C. V7M 1E6
  • Tel: 604-982-9126
  • EWR Phone number: 778-953-5684

Items to Donate to Lookout Housing and Health Society

Personal Care Kits or Comfort Bags - These are a great way to assist someone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you can’t donate a complete kit consider donating a number of one of the individual items on the list or donate $20 towards a kit. Here’s a list of items that can go into your kit.

  • Tote bags
  • Toothbrush
  • Lip balm
  • Comb
  • Shaving Kit
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Kleenex
  • Toque
  • Facecloth
  • Deodorant
  • Soap bar
  • Cosmetics
  • Gloves

 Winter donations - Our clients also need personal items such as warm clothing, blankets and socks for the winter months. Here’s a list of items that make good winter donations.

  • Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Rain ponchos
  • Socks
  • Vests
  • Scarves
  • Undershirts
  • Blankets
  • Boots
  • Winter hats
  • Sleeping bags

Note: Lookout Housing and Health Society has other ways you can help. Check their website for more information on ways you can help our residents with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options. 

LVUC will have a collection box available for your gifts to Lookout Housing and Health Society to be picked up on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Your gifts are very much appreciated.