Happy 2 Years Scott

It is a BIG day at Foundation House today! Scott, one of our awesome residents, is celebrating his 2 year of sobriety today. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered, stayed focused and stayed true to his path of recovery. Now we just need to work on his toi...

It’s been 5 great years…

April 1 is a very special day at Umbrella. This marks the day that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House from Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society in 2015. We are limited with how we can celebrate this wonderful day due to COVID 19, so Umbrella pi...

TJ’s Fur-ever Home

Today is TJ's last day living in one of our houses. Umbrella adopted TJ a few years ago and he lived at Foundation House, where he met his best friend. When his bff moved to Cooper House, TJ went with him and they have lived there together for well over a year. Today, ...

Our badass Amy

Amy, who has been with Umbrella for just over 2 years, was part of the government's Single Parent Employment Initiative in 2017. Amy currently works at the Pandora Clinic and is an essential support to their patients. This girl is a survivor, a fighter and is a dedicate...

Celebration of Excellence

Umbrella's amazing board member Cindy Trytten was the recipient of the Celebration of Excellence Award from Island Health for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships that benefit the organization, colleagues, clients, and the communities we serve. In 2012, ...

The story of … Conor

Every month in 2020, Umbrella is celebrating our employees work anniversaries. Amy was celebrated in January. Louise, Bronwyn, Bruce and Nicole were all celebrated in February. But March is all about Conor. Conor has been with Umbrella for several years, starting as a...

So…we bought a house!!!!

Today at noon, Umbrella became the owners of Foundation House, the supportive recovery house for men we have been operating for almost 5 years. The owner, Clive, pictured below with our ED Sharlene, offered Umbrella the house below market value earlier last year, with...

Sober Celebrations

Tonight was a night full of sobriety, gratitude, friendship and celebration. Two of our Foundation House residents celebrated their one year birthdays. To change it up, we invited the residents, alumni, family, staff and friends to come celebrate at our office space. T...

Thank you St Aidans Church

There are not enough ways to say thank you! Today St Aidans Church members donated $11, 178 to Umbrella which 100% of this donation will be applied to the downpayment for Foundation House that we are working so hard to secure. The staff and board are incredibly grateful...

Thank You from Our Residents!

Christmas joy is in the air, and the residents of Umbrella's supportive recovery houses know how to celebrate the season! With the support of our amazing community, every resident in our houses will wake up on Christmas morning to thoughtfully donated gifts. Christmas ca...