TJ & Nicole

The test of a good hire is to meet TJ. He is usually anxious and nervous around new people...except Nicole. Nicole, who has been with us for a couple months on the SAMI team, and at Hudson House, had a chance to meet TJ, and it is safe to say TJ gives her two paws up!

Happy 4th to us!

It was four years ago today that we took over the operations of Foundation House, our first recovery house. We have learned a lot, grown a lot, laughed a lot, cried a lot and helped a lot of people, including our 4-legged residents - Cali, TJ and now Lyca. We are now in...

Road Trip!

Today Sharlene and Evan headed to Campbell River to present to Island Health's Board of Directors about recovery houses. It was a long drive, but totally worth the view and the opportunity to present about our housing model. Grateful!

Tossing axes around

Today the Umbrella team (minus Angela and Bruce) headed to the Axe and Grind for some stress relief, team fun and a lot of laughs. We spent the afternoon tossing around axes taking a moment from the busyness of our usual day. A great time was had by all! Thanks to th...

Here for Families

Substance use and recovery touch the lives of many people. In our day to day work we see first hand the hard work and determination of family members and loved ones impacted by substance use and recovery. No one should have to do this alone. Our family counselling offers ...

Check out TJ!

This happy pup just had his follow up shots and check up at Broadmead Vet today. Dr Wilson was pretty darn impressed with TJ! Since moving from Foundation House to Cooper House he has gained 7 pounds, and is weighing in at a solid 61 pounds!! TJ is happy, healthy and f...

Game Night

Tonight is the sold out Victoria Royals Fan Appreciation game night at Save-On Foods Memorial Arena. Umbrella is hosting the Chuck-A-Puck, continuing to raise funds to purchase the recovery house we currently rent. Come out and support the Royals and Umbrella and if you...

Royals Tickets!

We're doing it again! Umbrella is excited to be selling tickets to the upcoming Victoria Royals game on March 15th. But this isn't just any game; The Royals will be celebrating Fan Appreciation Night and Umbrella will be the selling chuck a puck to celebrate! And the be...

Camosun College

Check out this article about our own Lesley and Amy, both are graduates of Camosun's program and both are highlighted in this great article. Have a read.

Louise is back!

Yesterday Umbrella welcomed Louise back to RAAC with flowers and hugs. Louise was instrumental in the start up at RAAC and last year took a position at the Supervised Consumption Site. Although Louise stayed on as a casual with Umbrella, we missed her terribly. When a p...