RAD – Referrals, Applications & Documents

  Many seeking treatment and other services face a serious obstacle in lengthy wait-times for addiction services.  For instance, due to high demand, delays are not uncommon to access an outreach worker who can make a referral to treatment or other services.  Then, it...

Birthday Girls

Its not everyday that we get to celebrate not one, but two, of Umbrella's amazing office staff! Today is the wonderful Sarah's birthday and the amazing Bronwyn's big day is Saturday. Since both ladies are taking tomorrow off, we had a nice lunch with birthday cupcakes f...

Visit to Foundation House

Umbrella had some very special guests visit Foundation House today. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons and MLA of Victoria Beacon Hill Grace Lore joined Erik, Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Housing Coordinator and our ED, Sharlene and ...

Star Wars Day

We take Star Wars Day very seriously at Umbrella. Today we have responded to questions with "pew pew" and have had impromptu light saber battles in the office, but Terry out did us all when he showed up with his original Star Wars pin from when he saw Star Wars on openin...

Lunch with Angels

Umbrella has their own Angels. We really do. This wonderful group of caring individuals, who refer to themselves as Angels, support our residents and the programs we run that empower people to make changes in their lives. Today, at a wonderful lunch with Penny and Deed...

Administrative Professionals Day!

April 27 is Adminstrative Professionals Day in Canada and we at Umbrella never miss this important day! Our admin team is the heart and soul of Umbrella and we can't imagine where we would be without their hard work and committment. Simply put, we couldn't do our jobs w...

Community Memorial Tonight

April 14 marks the six year anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. Tonight from 6-8pm, a vigil will be held at Harris Green to remember those lost and hold space for those who are grieving. Please check out the online event page for more info.  

Substance Use in Rural Communities

One of our awesome housing workers was interviewed about substance use in rural communities by the folks over at Stigma Free Society. He did a terrific job! Well done Matt!

Happy 2 years Pawel!

Our residents continue to inspire and amaze us. They work hard at their recovery each and every day. Today we celebrate Pawel's two years of sobriety. Pawel started his recovery journey at Foundation House and when we opened Potter House last year, Pawel made the move....

Behavioural Addiction Group Update

Behavioural Addiction group will be cancelled this week, Thursday April 7th. It will be returning the following week on Thursday, April 14. For more information about this group and how to access it please check out this info post.