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...

Cultural Safety

Over the past year, Umbrella has been working with Island Health, CISUR, UVIC, Royal Roads, SOLID and Division of Family Practice to help create access to safe primary care for people who use substances. This project, called Creating Cultural Safety in Hospital Settings ...

Birthday Fun

Last week at our Umbrella fun day, we also celebrated two of our team's birthdays - Evan and Valerie. The team really enjoys these moments as a opportunity to share stories, laughs and, of course, cake!

Umbrella Fun Day!

This afternoon the team took a much needed fun break and headed out for a good old fashioned girls vs guys mini golf game. The stakes were high... a trophy and bragging rights were on the line! Evan and Conor were trying to create their own golf gang... While Bronwyn...

Congratulations Amy

The whole Umbrella team is so proud of Amy and her graduation from the Mental Health and Addictions program at Camosun. She is a huge asset to the SAMI team and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication it has taken for her to become the capable and effective outreac...

Wally resigns

Wally Eamer was Umbrella's Board Chair until June 13, 2018, when he resigned to spend more time with his wife, travelling and volunteering with other organizations. Umbrella is thankful for the leadership Wally provided as we created a new strategic plan and governance ...

Welcoming the SCS

Tomorrow, Monday June 18, the Pandora Safe Consumption Site is open to the community. This important service had an open house last week for community partners and Umbrella arrived with a home made cookie bouquet with syringes, bandaids and pills made to welcome their te...