Thank you Sovereign Order of St John

Umbrella is grateful for the support from The Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller. which will help fund a project we are starting. This "Coffee and Connection" project is an opportunity for Umbrella to reach out and connect with some of ou...

Birthday Doughnuts!

November 20 was Umbrella's 20th birthday and well, we couldn't celebrate as we had hoped, so we decided to do what we can and spread a little joy and some delicious doughnuts from our friends at Dynamite Doughnuts! The great team at Dynamite Doughnuts, located in Uptown,...

Umbrella E-News – Nov 16 2020

Umbrella's lastest enews is available now and is full of information about how we are moving forward as we look toward our 20th Anniversary. Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of hard work and community.

City of Victoria

A Permissive Tax Exemption from the City of Victoria provides relief from property taxation. Umbrella applied for, and was successful, receiving this exemption for Foundation House, our supportive recovery house for men. Being exempt from property tax is one of the way...

Thank you Minister Darcy!

Minister Judy Darcy has left an incredible legacy for the people of British Columbia. As our first Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, she has been a tireless advocate for our community members struggling with substance use. Her frank and open dialogue allowed many o...

Halloween at our houses

We have some creative carvers at our houses again this year! Also noticing a new trend of adding other vegetables to the pumpkins... Happy Halloween from Umbrella and our awesome residents!

Happy 2 Years Erik!

Today is a very special day at Foundation House. Erik, our amazing senior resident, is celebrating two years of sobriety! A couple of the staff popped over to the house to surprise him and bring an ice cream cake (with his name spelt wrong- lol). Erik's role at the hou...

Time Travellers

Every day when we go to work, we never know what we might find, and yesterday was no different. It appears some of our team are time travellers! We found this odd collection of vintage photos of some of our team members at one of the sites we work at.  

Umbrella AIR

Beginning October 26th, Umbrella is excited to share our newest group, Umbrella AIR, hosted by Luke and Jake from our outreach team. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurtu...

September Newsletter

Umbrella's September 17th Newsletter has just been sent out to our subscribers. There is always lots happening at Umbrella and our newsletter is a great way to stay informed and share information with the community. If you have any questions about information shared in...