Overdose Awareness Day

Today was Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds of people gathered in Centennial Square to learn about resources, make new connections and remember those we have lost to overdose. Chris and Lesley from Umbrella were manning the Umbrella table, and despite it being a bit wind...

Congratulations Gordon

Umbrella's Founder, Gordon Harper, recently celebrated 30 years of sobriety. Without his dedication to his own recovery, Umbrella would not be here today. We are so proud of Gordon and grateful for all he has done and continues to do for the recovery community.

Compassion Fatigue

Last week our team welcomed Kristen, from the Mobile Response Team, to our staff meeting talk about self care and compassion fatigue. Our team, like so many in the community, has been impacted by the overdose crisis, and the loss often feels overwhelming. We all felt li...

Royals Season Tickets

Once again, Umbrella is excited to support our Victoria Royals hockey team this upcoming season. The residents from both Foundation House and Cooper House are looking forward to cheering on the Royals at all their home games. The collaborations with our local hockey org...

Overdose Awareness Day

On Wednesday, August 29 from 4-7pm,  please join Umbrella and many others in our community at Centennial Square, for International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be information tables, resources, Naloxone training and kits, memorial activities and a candlelight vig...

Umbrella and The Habs

We are really, really excited! On February 10, 2019, the Montreal Canadiens alumni are playing a charity hockey game with all funds going to Umbrella. There are so many exciting details we are working on, but we promise a fun day of hockey, community, food and Umbrella....

Doggy updates!

Lyca and TJ updates. Two of our supportive recovery houses for men have also become home to two, very sweet, rescue dogs. Lyca, living at Foundation House continues to greet everyone each time the door to the house opens ... and that door opens a lot! She loves all the...

Victoria Harbour Cats

Let's play ball! The residents of both Foundation House and Cooper House are getting ready for the Harbour Cats game tonight at Royal Athletic Park. Umbrella and our residents, are grateful for the community support the Harbour Cats are showing us by sending our boys to...

Saltspring Island Support

Umbrella is now providing support to the residents of Saltspring Island. Umbrella is really excited to be over on this wonderful island and Lesley is getting connected to the people and resources in that community. Currently, Lesley will be over on Thursdays. If you ar...

Lyca

Meet Lyca! Lyca lives at Foundation House, and this friendly, adorable girl greets every resident with a wagging tail and wiggling butt. When TJ moved to Cooper House, the residents welcomed another rescue dog, Lyca and she has made Foundation House home. Be prepared f...