Congratulations Lesley!

All of us at Umbrella are very proud of Lesley as she received the Greater Victoria Police Department award for Mental Health from Camosun College today. Lesley has been with us for a few months on our SAMI team, and she brings kindness, compassion and hope to the team, ...

TJ Update

TJ is dressed for the grey weather and continue to brighten the lives of our Foundation House residents. While still nervous of new people, TJ continues to win everyone over with his gentle nature.

Local Films Supporting Umbrella

Local film makers Brent Lanyon (The Woman Down the Lane) and Mike Stevens (Dee) will be screening their new films on Saturday, November 25th at 12pm at the Roxy Theater. The screening will be by donation and Umbrella is thrilled to have been selected as the benefa...

Hudson House

Today Umbrella officially took over Hudson House and we couldn't be more excited! We look forward to working with the women in the house on their long term life and recovery goals and are proud to support them on their journey.

Pumpkin carving

Our annual pumpkin carving at Foundation House was a big success again this year. Not all the guys participated but it was fun for those that did. Happy Halloween!

Evan’s presentation

Evan gave a powerful presentation last night at the Community Volunteer Training Program on addiction, stigma and recovery. We are grateful that our staff are so open to sharing their experience and knowledge to help community members better support people living with, an...

A visit from Trevor

Today, at Project Community Connect, one of our favourite past team members stopped by to say hello. Trevor worked with Umbrella for a few years before TWC stole him away. We are happy to continue working with Trevor and having him continue to support Umbrella and o...

Community Connect

Today was Project Community Connect with representatives from the Downtown Service Providers providing information and connection to those who popped into The Bay Centre. Evan and Pam manned the Umbrella table giving out chocolate and raffling off an Umbrella umbrella.

Royals Season Tickets!

We couldn't be more excited! Devin from the Victoria Royals came by the office yesterday to drop off our season Tickets and some fun bobble heads. The Royals are off to an exceptional start to the season and our two Foundation House residents who attended the game l...

A Visit from the Zone 91.3

We were thrilled to be visited this week by John Sheilds from the Zone 91.3, here in Victoria. The Zone's Selfless Summer Civic Contest allowed winners to choose a local registered charity to support with a $500 donation. Thank you to Zoner Adrian Polley and everyone a...