Bottle Depot

A big thank you to the wonderful members of our community for directing their bottle returns to Umbrella. We are so grateful for these kind gestures, and all donations go directly to client support and services. Thank you!  

A send off for our Founder

Yesterday, member's of the community gathered to share stories, celebrate relationships and send warm wishes to Gordon as he continues to enjoy his retirement. We had an open mic format, and there was a consistent lineup, as colleagues, previous clients and family memb...

A Thoughtful Gift

What a sweet surprise! The mail brought a delightful gift from the First Nations Health Authority to thank us for supporting their staff from the Indigenous Wellness Team with a ride along. We were happy to help the front line staff and are tickled by this amazi...

Appreciation Gathering for Gordon Harper

Appreciation Gathering for Gordon Harper on Monday January 15, 2018  Please drop in anytime between 4:30 to 6:15 at Christ Church Cathedral, corner of Quadra and Burdett Streets [follow the signs at the Burdett Street entrance] In 2000, Gordon Harper founded and g...

Feeling the love

The holidays are over, but the residents at both Hudson House and Foundation House are bringing the love they felt into the new year. The community really came together and helped spoil all 16 residents. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to Umbrella, purchased ba...

Christmas Fundraiser

This year, we decided to try a little fundraising to purchase gifts for the residents in Foundation House and Hudson House. Our ED baked dozens of cookies and the team delivered them. This little fundraiser, became a huge fundraiser - $1506.00!! We were able to purchase...

Pam’s New Adventure

A part of doing the work we do is watching each other grow. We support each other on the hard days when nothing seems to work and we cheer each other on when things work out against all the odds. So, as sad as we are to see Pam go on to her next adventure, we could not b...

Oh Christmas Tree!

The residents at Foundation House did a great job decorating the house and this beautiful tree we purchased from our friends at Anawim House. Pictured below is Warren, our senior resident, showing off the final results. It is going to be a very Merry Christmas!

What A Treat!

Our monthly staff meeting was pleasantly interrupted this week. We were all delighted to received a chocolate dipped fruit bouquet created by Edible Arrangements. The bouquet was sent to us by a grateful parent to celebrate the second year of sobriety for her son. ...

Bowling…Umbrella style

Today was Umbrella'a annual staff Christmas lunch and afternoon of fun! We divided into two teams, ate and bowled. Sharlene, Evan, Louise, Angela and Lesley won!