Happy 2 Years Scott

It is a BIG day at Foundation House today! Scott, one of our awesome residents, is celebrating his 2 year of sobriety today. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered, stayed focused and stayed true to his path of recovery. Now we just need to work on his toi...

Umbrella Support Group

To help individuals, and their loved ones, stay connected and receive supports, Umbrella is pleased to offer on online support group starting Monday April 6th 2020. This support group will run every week day (except holidays) from 1-2pm, with two Umbrella team members c...

It’s been 5 great years…

April 1 is a very special day at Umbrella. This marks the day that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House from Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society in 2015. We are limited with how we can celebrate this wonderful day due to COVID 19, so Umbrella pi...

TJ’s Fur-ever Home

Today is TJ's last day living in one of our houses. Umbrella adopted TJ a few years ago and he lived at Foundation House, where he met his best friend. When his bff moved to Cooper House, TJ went with him and they have lived there together for well over a year. Today, ...

SMART Recovery Online

Umbrella is excited to share that our regular Wednesday SMART Recovery meeting will be held online. Lesley at Umbrella is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SMART Recovery Time: Wednesday from noon - 1:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://smartrecovery.zoo...

Our badass Amy

Amy, who has been with Umbrella for just over 2 years, was part of the government's Single Parent Employment Initiative in 2017. Amy currently works at the Pandora Clinic and is an essential support to their patients. This girl is a survivor, a fighter and is a dedicate...

Umbrella and COVID 19

How Umbrella is managing with the COVID 19 pandemic During these uncertain times with social distancing, self-isolating and staying healthy, the Umbrella team is still working hard, we have just made some changes on how we are working. For our clients, we are still pr...

Celebration of Excellence

Umbrella's amazing board member Cindy Trytten was the recipient of the Celebration of Excellence Award from Island Health for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships that benefit the organization, colleagues, clients, and the communities we serve. In 2012, ...

The story of … Conor

Every month in 2020, Umbrella is celebrating our employees work anniversaries. Amy was celebrated in January. Louise, Bronwyn, Bruce and Nicole were all celebrated in February. But March is all about Conor. Conor has been with Umbrella for several years, starting as a...

Flattening the Curve

The Umbrella office will be closed to walk in clients until March 31 2020. At that time we will reassess and keep the community informed. This office closure includes the SMART recovery groups on Wednesdays at noon and the Friday morning Drop-in Group at 10am. We are ...