Umbrella Rainbow Group

Umbrella Rainbow Group Tuesday at 7pm *In person and by ZOOM Umbrella is pleased to offer a new recovery support group for individuals that are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We know that addiction affects people who identify as LGBTQ2S+ at a higher rate, and U...

O’ Christmas Tree!

Our friends at Anawim have hooked up Umbrella with the biggest, fattest Christmas tree we have ever had! This massive beauty was delivered to Foundation House, inspected and approved by Lyca and is ready to be decorated by the residents. Evan, our in house Christmas e...

Umbrella Swag

It is our 20th anniversary and we were trying to find some COVID friendly ways to celebrate. COVID is a real concern, but so is the overdose and addiction crisis we are working in. COVID is making things much more challenging for our folks, isolation is not good for mo...

Thank you Sovereign Order of St John

Umbrella is grateful for the support from The Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller. which will help fund a project we are starting. This "Coffee and Connection" project is an opportunity for Umbrella to reach out and connect with some of ou...

Birthday Doughnuts!

November 20 was Umbrella's 20th birthday and well, we couldn't celebrate as we had hoped, so we decided to do what we can and spread a little joy and some delicious doughnuts from our friends at Dynamite Doughnuts! The great team at Dynamite Doughnuts, located in Uptown,...

Umbrella E-News – Nov 16 2020

Umbrella's lastest enews is available now and is full of information about how we are moving forward as we look toward our 20th Anniversary. Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of hard work and community.

City of Victoria

A Permissive Tax Exemption from the City of Victoria provides relief from property taxation. Umbrella applied for, and was successful, receiving this exemption for Foundation House, our supportive recovery house for men. Being exempt from property tax is one of the way...

Thank you Minister Darcy!

Minister Judy Darcy has left an incredible legacy for the people of British Columbia. As our first Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, she has been a tireless advocate for our community members struggling with substance use. Her frank and open dialogue allowed many o...

Halloween at our houses

We have some creative carvers at our houses again this year! Also noticing a new trend of adding other vegetables to the pumpkins... Happy Halloween from Umbrella and our awesome residents!

Happy 2 Years Erik!

Today is a very special day at Foundation House. Erik, our amazing senior resident, is celebrating two years of sobriety! A couple of the staff popped over to the house to surprise him and bring an ice cream cake (with his name spelt wrong- lol). Erik's role at the hou...