Umbrella Enews

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Thank you Munro Books!

On Friday, Umbrella picked up three big boxes of books that the staff at Munro Books put together for our residents. We can't tell you how much these gestures mean to Umbrella and our residents. With the lack of fundraising options and being limited on what donations we...

Happy One Year Sober!

Last night at the Foundation House weekly meeting there was a wonderful celebration, and ice cream cake! One of our awesome residents, Jonny, celebrated his one year of sobriety. Jonny has been a gift to the house and to the guys, he is quiet, hard working and a leader ...

Thank You Forge!

We are so grateful to the be the recipient of a recent fundraiser at Forge Training. They raised $435 for the Umbrella Society via a face mask fundraiser! We are truly touched that this great local business took the time to fund raise on our behalf. Thank you Forge! ...

Naloxone Distribution

Umbrella is proud to announce that we have been approved to provide Naloxone kits to the community. These kits are free of charge and typically don't expire for about 2 years. If you need a kit, please don't hesitate to give us a call or text at 250-380-0595 or send an e...

Restored to Previous Glory

Things worth doing are rarely simple or easy. Our senior resident, Erik, recently decided to tackle the task of restoring the Foundation House dining room table.  This table is not only used for house meals but also meetings, projects, and the yearly pumpkin carving. It's...

Cucumbers and gratitude

One of our wonderful board members Nancy, delivered about 50 pounds of cucumbers to Umbrella today. Nancy and her green thumb husband grew these huge cucumbers in their yard and shared their bounty with our grateful staff and our residents. We all feel very fortunate t...

Comfortably UN-Numb – Learning to Live without Substances

Umbrella is excited to announce a new, four-week recovery group called “Comfortably UN-Numb; Learning to Live without Substances” starting in September 2020, with additional groups in October and November. This group is ideal for those who have chosen to live their life w...

Inside supportive housing

Read about the work Umbrella is doing in this great article in the Times Colonist. Thanks to journalist Katie DeRosa for spending time with us. And thank you to Shelby, Ross and Tracey for sharing their story with us. And thanks to all of our supporters and donors - ...

Thank you Marianne!

Have you ever had someone in your life that is like a guardian angel? Well, Umbrella has a few, and one of them is Marianne Alto. Marianne, pictured below with Blake our Housing Manager at Foundation House, always has Umbrella top of mind and we have received some very...