Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the board and staff at Umbrella. We hope everyone takes time to reflect on things they are thankful for, no matter how small.

Our Evan…

Today was a bittersweet day. Umbrella, staff, board, friends and funders turned up in droves to Umbrella's office to wish Evan well. From 2-6pm it was non-stop coming and going at the office with people coming to share their thanks and share how Evan has impacted their ...

Thank you Jacquelin and Marion

Last night at Umbrella's AGM we had the tough job of saying goodbye to two of our board members. Marion has been a member since 2017 and quickly took on the important role of Board Treasurer. The skills and insight that she has brought to Umbrella has had an incredible...

Thank you Umbrella Volunteers!

Umbrella is incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to celebrate our incredible volunteers on our Board of Directors. Their expertise, insight, humor and patience are all things that they give generously. With two new board members added this year (Welcome Cyndi and Guy!...

Introducing… Potter House

Isolation is a very real and scary thing for a lot of people, but for those in recovery, it can be deadly. We have noticed very little movement in our recovery housing, our residents are happy to stay put and be among their peers and friends, and have the support of Um...

International Women’s Day 2021

At Umbrella, it is incredibly important for us to acknowledge and celebrate the work of the women around us. Being a woman led organization, we know firsthand the great work ethic and perspective that women bring to the nonprofit field. Today is a day not...

Umbrella Swag

It is our 20th anniversary and we were trying to find some COVID friendly ways to celebrate. COVID is a real concern, but so is the overdose and addiction crisis we are working in. COVID is making things much more challenging for our folks, isolation is not good for mo...

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...

2020 AGM

Tonight was Umbrella's 2020 AGM. Since this was our 20th year, we wanted to have a big splash and celebrate Umbrella. Instead, we held our AGM via ZOOM. It wasn't how we planned it, but it was wonderful. It was so great to see friendly faces who share our success, a...

ZOOM Board Meetings

Last night, Umbrella held our monthly board meeting via ZOOM. We had to cancel April's board meeting due to the uncertainty of the COVID situation, so it had been awhile since we met. Our board is a critical resource for the ED and they are a group of warm, caring and c...