Want2 – The Life Intentions Action Planner App

Project Start: Spring 2020
Expected Completion: Winter 2026
$325,000 Fundraising Commitment
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Building on the success of the original Life Intentions Action Planner paper tool, Streetohome developed Want2 – a mobile and web app version.

Want2 helps individuals with unmet needs – including youth, adults, seniors, families, immigrants & refugees, LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous – to prioritize their personal goals and find free resources that fit their unique needs and preferences. Want2 then empowers individuals to make plans that effectively meet their needs, one step at a time.

Want2 provides people with a unique opportunity to:

  • Decide what they would like to change in their lives:
    • health & wellness (includes general physical health; eye, ear and dental health; mental health; and substance use);
    • employment & volunteering;
    • education, skills & training;
    • housing;
    • legal & advocacy; and/or
    • community & belonging
  • Easily navigate over 400 free support services and opportunities that they can self-refer to in the city of Vancouver
  • Create action plans, track, and feel good about their progress
  • Chat with family, friends, and service providers for additional support
  • Keep motivated and help others stay on track by growing their community of support
  • Receive encouragement, congratulatory messaging, reminders, and daily activities to build on their successes

Launch Want2

For a Want2 demo or Want2 App User Guide, contact [email protected] or 604-629-2711 ext. 104.


We Know It Works

The Life Intentions Action Planner has been focused tested with varied demographics to ensure appropriate language, graphics, and ease of use. It has been piloted with 350 tenants in 11 supportive housing buildings.

“I’ve learned so much by helping to focus test the paper tools. There was a woman who got glasses after she went through the Life Intentions Action Planner – that small thing made such a positive impact in her life. She was so proud of the goal that she set and achieved for herself,” says Sarah, Streetohome volunteer.

Streetohome has distributed over 4000 print copies to shelters, supportive housing, hospitals, police, outreach teams, addiction treatment programs, social services, corrections, and agencies serving newcomers.


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Get Print Copies 

If you are a service provider and would like free copies of the printed tool (boxes of 30) delivered to you, or would like to learn more about the Want2 app, please contact Arielle at [email protected] or 604-629-2711 ext. 104.