April 2021 Newsletter

Umbrella's latest newsletter went out today with details about the expansion of our supportive recovery housing program. If you haven't signed up for our newsletter yet, it's the best way to keep in touch a learn about all the news and upcoming supports at Umbrella.

Isolation Support Group

Umbrella is excited to share a new way to remain connected! With the new short term measure in place, we need more ways to get and stay connected to support. For that reason, Umbrella will be offering a Social Isolation Group from April 6-23rd. This group will take place...

Staff Anniversaries – March

We do love our team and are excited to share March's staff anniversary! This guy needs his own month, so March is all about Conor! On March 12, 2018 young Conor joined our team working at Foundation House and since then has just continued to grow within the organizatio...

Introducing… Potter House

Isolation is a very real and scary thing for a lot of people, but for those in recovery, it can be deadly. We have noticed very little movement in our recovery housing, our residents are happy to stay put and be among their peers and friends, and have the support of Um...

International Women’s Day 2021

At Umbrella, it is incredibly important for us to acknowledge and celebrate the work of the women around us. Being a woman led organization, we know firsthand the great work ethic and perspective that women bring to the nonprofit field. Today is a day not...

Homeowners for a year!

When we all talk about 2020, we are usually talking about COVID-19 and how that impacted us all, and continues to do so today. However, when Umbrella talks about 2020, we all think about one of our greatest accomplishments to date, purchasing Foundation House. This is ...

Staff Anniversaries – February

We keep saying it - we love our team! February is a big month for Umbrella because we get to celebrate the anniversaries of Bronwyn, Louise, Nicole G and Justin L. Thank you all for all you do for Umbrella, the community and our clients. Nicole G joined Umbrella on Feb...

Cell Phone Donation

United Way of Greater Victoria and Bell Canada have once again come through for our community! Amy W was excited to pop by the United Way office today to pick up an incredible donation of 30 cell phones. These phones will be a huge benefit for our vulnerable clients w...

United Way Mask Delivery

  Yesterday, the United Way of Greater Victoria popped by the office with a much appreciated delivery. A huge box full of masks! Trying to remain connected during Covid has been tricky but donations like this keeps us all safe to continue to support people and build s...

What is Behavioural Addiction?

Behavioural addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviours that a person becomes dependent on and craves. More than ever, we are seeing people struggling with issues including: Food Gaming Plastic Surgery Sex ...