Emmett’s UVIC graduation

Yesterday was a big day for our Emmett as he graduated from UVIC with a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours. Emmett is one of our amazing outreach workers and he brings his skills, knowledge and experiences to his work and we are grateful to have him on the team. We...

Erik & Sarah’s baby shower

Umbrella's own Erik and his fiancé Sarah are expecting their first child in July. We all know Umbrella loves a good time, so we hosted a wonderful and very non-traditional baby shower for the parents to-be. The weather held out and more than 40 friends, family, cowork...

AIR is Back!

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the AIR Group on Monday, June 13th at noon via Zoom. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where participant...

Happy 1 year James

Umbrella loves to celebrate milestones and this one is worth celebrating! James, also known as Lyca's best friend, is celebrating is 1 year of sobriety, and we couldn't be more proud. James has worked very hard to get here and has laid a foundation for continuous succes...

Lyca

It's been awhile since we've updated you on our sweet Lyca. The many walks she goes on, the balls and sticks she chases and the beaches she explores - this girls is living her best life! She makes sure every resident knows that Foundation House is her house, and she mak...

RAD – Referrals, Applications & Documents

  Many seeking treatment and other services face a serious obstacle in lengthy wait-times for addiction services.  For instance, due to high demand, delays are not uncommon to access an outreach worker who can make a referral to treatment or other services.  Then, it...

Birthday Girls

Its not everyday that we get to celebrate not one, but two, of Umbrella's amazing office staff! Today is the wonderful Sarah's birthday and the amazing Bronwyn's big day is Saturday. Since both ladies are taking tomorrow off, we had a nice lunch with birthday cupcakes f...

Visit to Foundation House

Umbrella had some very special guests visit Foundation House today. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons and MLA of Victoria Beacon Hill Grace Lore joined Erik, Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Housing Coordinator and our ED, Sharlene and ...

Star Wars Day

We take Star Wars Day very seriously at Umbrella. Today we have responded to questions with "pew pew" and have had impromptu light saber battles in the office, but Terry out did us all when he showed up with his original Star Wars pin from when he saw Star Wars on openin...

Lunch with Angels

Umbrella has their own Angels. We really do. This wonderful group of caring individuals, who refer to themselves as Angels, support our residents and the programs we run that empower people to make changes in their lives. Today, at a wonderful lunch with Penny and Deed...