Our Mission

Umbrella provides support to individuals, and their loved ones, struggling with substance use issues.

Our Vision

Communities will embrace and support all those affected by substance use and concurrent mental health challenges.

Our Defining Values

Respect
We accept each individual’s reality without judgement. We meet people where they are and offer support and acceptance in a non-blaming and open manner.
We are informed, as they are, by their life experiences.
Empowerment
We seek to engage all members of our community, enlighten them on substance use and mental health issues, and empower them to make a difference.
Leadership
We recognize that complex issues are often resolved by a series of simple acts. That effective leadership can occur, not just within our organization, but throughout the larger community.
Trust
We work to earn a high degree of public trust through effective collaboration with all those affected by substance use. We recognize that good work does the most good when freely shared.
Hope
Through our actions, we change the way those who struggle with issues of substance use, mental illness and homelessness see themselves and are seen by others.
Full Access
We reduce service barriers so that all people who require services can access Umbrella’s supports.

Partnerships

We are committed to working with others to ensure that people with substance use issues
can access high quality services in an effective and timely manner.