Yukon Shelter

Lookout Emergency Aid Society
395 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
New Construction
Wood Frame

Terra provided Lookout with development management services to see the successful completion of the first new shelter created with the City of Vancouver in over 20 years, and the first co-ed shelter located outside the Downtown Eastside.  This 4-story project has a two components with 37 units each: a short-stay component whose clients include adult men and women who are destitute and suffer from a wide variety of problems including mental illness, mental handicaps, medical problems, physical disabilities, social dysfunctions, legal concerns and substance abuse, and a second stage housing component, which assists people with low incomes in making the transition from homelessness to permanent independent living.  Residents receive outreach support to stabilize their health, develop a positive social network and learn life skills.