Big D celebrates 3

Tonight was a very special night at Cooper House. One of our residents, who we call Big D, celebrated his 3 years sober today! Staff, current and previous residents and friends all shared some ice cream cake and well wishes on this major milestone. We are so proud of B...

TJ and Lyca meet!

  Today we had to take some stuff over to Cooper House and thought it would be fun to bring Lyca over to meet TJ. Lyca was sniffing the house like crazy but couldn't find TJ right away. She headed upstairs and found TJ sleeping on his persons bed and initially TJ was...

Angela’s Send Off

Today, the team at Umbrella wished Angela well as she embarks on new adventures and challenges. Angela has resigned from her position with Umbrella and we took some time today to give her a proper Umbrella send off. The staff meeting today was reflective and celebratory...

SMART Recovery

Umbrella is excited to announce that we are hosting a weekly SMART recovery meeting at our office starting Wednesday, August 21 at 12noon to 1:30. This drop in recovery support group is welcome to all and is facilitated by Lesley and Adrian. Lesley has been faciliating ...

Thank you United Way!

How lucky are we? Rachel from the United Way called us today about tickets for the Harbour Cats game tonight, and offered them to Umbrella. It took a quick call to Cooper House and Foundation House to have them all spoken for. The guys are all very excited to attend an...

TJ’s reunion

On the weekend TJ had a playdate with the sled dogs he was rescued with - Roo (his almost twin), Mary Kate, Apex, Calli, Flash and his previous foster mom Deb. They all got together at the park and their reunion was captured on camera (thank you Wendy)! These dogs went ...

Lyca’s holiday

Lyca is having a vacation away from Foundation House this week. Bronwyn took Lyca to Gabriola Island to hang out with Walter and some kids. Reports are that Lyca is having a great time, has checked out the area pretty thoroughly and has chased all the balls that have be...

Evan learns admin

Today Evan was taught about fax cover sheets and faxing his own faxes. It took a bit of guidance from Brianna, but Evan eventually got the hang of it. He might need a bit more training before Evan can add admin skills to his repertoire, but he is getting there!

Justin moves on

Tonight was an emotional night at the weekly Foundation House meeting. Long time resident and previous Senior Resident Justin, is moving out tomorrow and tonight, we said goodbye. We welcomed staff, Cooper House guys and some alumni to the house as everyone thanked Just...

YT5 Team

Today at our weekly staff meeting, Amy was our chair and the new YT5 team joined us. This youth outreach team is supporting youth clients between 13-19 with an integrated team approach providing support, services and system navigation to our youth population. Lorna, the...