Leadership Victoria Awards

On September 15, many community members came together to celebrate leadership. Umbrella was thrilled to have our Executive Director, Sharlene Law, awarded for her tireless work related to a healthy standard of living. As a Leadership Victoria Alumni, Sharlene works hard...

Congratulations Kat!

We love having practicum students join us to complete their Master's Degree. They spend 8-9 months with us and during that time they become part of our Umbrella team. We were sad to say goodbye to Kat, who just completed her degree. We are fortunate to have Craig and H...

Gifts from alumni

Our residents are very special to us, and we know that Foundation House holds a special place in their heart too. Recently one of our alumni Luke and his wife Marie generously bought the house a new fridge and stove - and they are beautiful! Having our residents give ba...

Our Evan…

Today was a bittersweet day. Umbrella, staff, board, friends and funders turned up in droves to Umbrella's office to wish Evan well. From 2-6pm it was non-stop coming and going at the office with people coming to share their thanks and share how Evan has impacted their ...

Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Today we mourn the loss of thousands of lives due to toxic drug poisoning. Today we stand with first responders, front line workers, health care workers and loved ones and ask for more to be done. Today, we hope for change.

August Staff Anniversaries

August has proven to be another great month of hiring at Umbrella. Some of our favourite people were hired during August, check them out! Blake joined Umbrella on August 8, 2018. He started in our Corrections program building that brand new program up to what it is n...

International Dog Day!

Happy International Dog Day to everyone's favourite dog Lyca! This girl changes lives. She lives in our second stage recovery house, has about 40 people that walk her, love her, throw a ball to her and cuddle her. She is so loved and she gives it back 1000%. Many resi...

Recovery at Potter House

We love to celebrate our resident's milestones and today is a BIG day for two of the guys at Potter House. Jonny is celebrating two years, and Matt is celebrating one year of sobriety. Both Jonny and Matt graduated from Foundation House earlier this year and moved into ...

Comfortably UN-Numb

Umbrella is just finishing up our current group and are ready for start filling the next one, running September 13 until September 30. We are still keeping small limits, so our capacity is 10 participants. If you answer yes to any of the following questions then contac...

Congratulations Erik!

This week we got to take some time to celebrate Erik. Erik has been our Senior Resident at Foundation House for the past two years. The impact he has had on residents and alumni alike has been immeasurable. His calm and kind demeanour, coupled with ...