Administrative Professionals Day!

April 27 is Adminstrative Professionals Day in Canada and we at Umbrella never miss this important day! Our admin team is the heart and soul of Umbrella and we can't imagine where we would be without their hard work and committment. Simply put, we couldn't do our jobs w...

Community Memorial Tonight

April 14 marks the six year anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. Tonight from 6-8pm, a vigil will be held at Harris Green to remember those lost and hold space for those who are grieving. Please check out the online event page for more info.  

Substance Use in Rural Communities

One of our awesome housing workers was interviewed about substance use in rural communities by the folks over at Stigma Free Society. He did a terrific job! Well done Matt!

Happy 2 years Pawel!

Our residents continue to inspire and amaze us. They work hard at their recovery each and every day. Today we celebrate Pawel's two years of sobriety. Pawel started his recovery journey at Foundation House and when we opened Potter House last year, Pawel made the move....

Behavioural Addiction Group Update

Behavioural Addiction group will be cancelled this week, Thursday April 7th. It will be returning the following week on Thursday, April 14. For more information about this group and how to access it please check out this info post.

National Puppy Day!

Happy National Puppy Day from Ari who works at the Umbrella office! Ari is busy at work helping the staff get things done by sitting on their laps and receiving and giving love. She is actually Jake & Alyssa's doggie but she has quickly been adopted by the office team d...

Thank you BC Public Servants!

Umbrella is so grateful to the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) and BC Public Servants for their continued support of our programs. Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Programs is the only program we run that is funded 100% by the rent we receive. We are p...

Happy 3 years Lance D!

Today at Potter House we celebrate Lance Dixon. Lance wanted us to use his full name because he is so proud of his recovery and this incredible milestone. In his own words he never imagined having the life he does and is full of gratitude and hope for others. Lance is ...

Happy Pie Day!

March 14 is International Pie Day! Based on the numbers for mathematical pi (314) today is Pie Day! However, there is no cake day (why the heck not!) so we made today cake and pie day! The staff indulged in some sweets and Bronwyn and Sharlene had reasons to bake!

Happy 1 Year Lance!

Last night our residents got together to celebrate Lance and his 1 year sober anniversary! Lance has worked incredibly hard over the past year to access and maintain support. He is a valued community member who is happy to help out others working on their own recovery go...