BBQ at Muncey Place

Friday was barbecue day at Muncey Place. Umbrella teamed up with our friends at Our Place to provide over 200 hot dogs to residents living at Muncey Place (formerly Comfort Inn). These kind of social events are a great way for us to connect with residents and have som...

The Umbrella Report

Last night at our AGM, with 33 community members in attendance, Umbrella shared our newest project, The Umbrella Report. This report is a reflection on the past year at the Umbrella Society and what we've been able to accomplish. There are so many ways that Umbrella c...

Thank you Jacquelin and Marion

Last night at Umbrella's AGM we had the tough job of saying goodbye to two of our board members. Marion has been a member since 2017 and quickly took on the important role of Board Treasurer. The skills and insight that she has brought to Umbrella has had an incredible...

End of The Roll

  Once again, the business community has stepped up in an incredible way. The stairs at Foundation House are in need of new flooring and we wanted to explore linoleum as an option. Jeremy, a resident at Foundation House chatted with the folks at End of the Roll and arr...

Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or h...

Cold Comfort at Tiny Town

On a wonderfully warm and sunny Wednesday, Umbrella supported the Tiny Homes community at their first ever community meeting. These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to connect, share compliments and concerns, as well as connect with staff on site about ser...

Staff Anniversaries – May

It appears that May is a pretty awesome month for hiring great staff at Umbrella. This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of four of our amazing team! On May 27, 2020 Umbrella hired the awesome Justin Best! Justin goes to UVIC and was available to work weekends,...

Connections is back

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the Connections Group on Tuesdays beginning May 25th 2021. You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Health Visit.   Join the Virtual Health Visit https://phsa.zoom.us/j/64620555218?pwd=Q1N6cTErOWJlQk9SWjZQS01rZ0lKUT09 Meeting ...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Staff Anniversaries – April

It appears that April is a busy month of hiring at Umbrella! This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of many wonderful Umbrella staff. Dottie. On April 10 in 2017, Dottie joined Umbrella as a casual for ICMT and later added SURF, Transitional Housing and the Gr...