Hudson House turns 1!

Happy Birthday Hudson House! One year ago today we opened a women's recovery house, and one year later we are happy to report Hudson House is a success! There is a lot of solid recovery at the house, with three of the women having over a year free from drugs and alcohol...

No tricks, just treats

The last staff meeting of each month is when we celebrate special occasions, holidays, and have some fun. This staff meeting we had a lot to celebrate. We welcomed back Blake from a brief parental leave after the birth of his son. We celebrated Amy's birthday with cake...

Happy Halloween

The guys from Foundation House and Cooper House, and the women from Hudson House have been busy carving pumpkins and eating seeds! How awesome are these masterpieces!! All of our houses are ready for trick-or-treaters tomorrow, and the residents are looking forward to t...

BCSS Conference

Today Amy, Cait, Blake and Conor attended the BCSS Victoria conference. There was a lot of important information about cannabis, psychosis and mental health. Umbrella always gets a lot out of these conferences and we appreciate all the work it takes to put these on. Th...

Ribbon Cutting

Today Umbrella joined Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Judy Darcy, MLA Mitzi Dean, Mayor David Screech, Executive Director of Our Place, Don Evans and many others for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Our Place's new Therapeutic Recovery Community Centre. It was ...

The Q Centre

Today we checked out The Q Centre, where our Montreal Canadiens Alumni Charity Hockey Game is taking place on February 10, 2019. Umbrella is REALLY excited about this fundraiser, and the details are starting to come together. The staff at The Q Centre, The Grizzlies and...

TJ!

This happy pup continues to love his life, and his favourite people at Cooper House. We knew TJ was scared of brooms, mops and a few other things, but have learned that he does not like the dark. Umbrella is going to get him a few night lights to help ease his anxiety a...

Puppies!

It was a tough start to the work day today for Evan and Lesley. While sharing about Umbrella with provincial employees, a group of adorable puppies arrived filled with energy, licks and love! Puppies make early morning starts worthwhile!

Fundraising Superstar!

Dot, one of our casual employees, recently completed the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon. We have all been in awe of Dot's hard work, dedication and commitment over the past year and could not more proud of her. We are honoured that she not only designated the Um...

Project Connect 2018

Project Connect is one of our favorite community events and it's not hard to see why. Yesterday, Blake and Cait had a great time connecting with the community and learning about the other resources available to people struggling with housing, mental health, addiction and ...