Codependency Group Jan 2023

Umbrella's Codependency Group will be returning January 2023 Beginning January 17th from 6-8pm, this weekly group facilitated by Valeria and Christine, two highly skilled counsellors, will focus specifically on the needs of people who struggle with issues related to code...

Improv 2023

The new year is a perfect time to try new things, learn new skills and meet new people! In this six week class, we’ll introduce you to the building blocks of improv. Improv is based on a philosophy of support, collaboration and zero-judgement. Together, we’ll explore ...

Christmas in our houses!

The Christmas season has arrived at all our houses! The residents are all ready for Santa and to celebrate the season together. The holidays are a difficult time for many and we try to make it a little bit better for each resident. Often this can be the first time in a...

Sovereign Order Check Presentation

Today Dr Richard Crowe made a visit to Foundation House to present a check to Umbrella's ED Sharlene. These funds will be applied towards the costs of food at Foundation House. Dr. Crowe presented the check on behalf of the Sovereign Order of St. John Victoria, who rec...

Sobriety Celebrations!

Umbrella has so much to celebrate! Two of our awesome residents are celebrating some big sobriety milestones. Brian, at Cooper House is celebrating one year and Nathanial at Potter House is celebrating two years! We couldn't be more proud of these two and all our reside...

Christmas Party 2022

Last night Umbrella staff and board kicked off December with our annual Christmas party. It isn't often the board and staff all get together so we like to do it up right when we can! We love seeing our fellow co-workers dressed up and having fun. So many sparkles! Lots...

Thank you Kia Victoria!

Last week, we gratefully received a large donation of socks from Kia Victoria. Socks are always needed and appreciated and we will ensure that they are delivered to our residents in our transitional housing sites lickety split, we know the residents will appreciate them!...

Group Cancellation Notice

On December 1st, 2022, the Umbrella Board and Staff will be taking the evening off to celebrate the season together. In Person SMART Recovery will be cancelled, returning the following week. Behaviour Addictions Group via Zoom will be cancelled, returning the following ...

Celebrating 22 years

It’s Umbrella 22nd year and we asked our community partners and friend to share a bit about Umbrella's impact and they delivered! Check out what they had to say about us below. He are honoured and grateful to be part of this caring community.

BC Non-Profit Housing Conference

Umbrella was fortunate to have our Housing Coordinator Erik head over to Vancouver last week to attend the Housing Central annual conference. Umbrella was grateful to have received a bursary so we could send Erik for all three days. It was a whirlwind with a ton of infor...