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...

Employee Appreciation Day!

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Umbrella used this day to show our employees how much we appreciate them with a barbecue lunch with all the fixings. As things open up more we are grateful for resuming our in-person connections and having our newer team members meet eac...

Valentine’s Day at Umbrella

Umbrella loves to celebrate our staff and board. Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to tell people we care and sweeten their day. We had such a great time popping in on staff with treats and surprising our board members with surprises in their mailbox. As you can...

Happy 7 years Bronwyn!

Today is a BIG day at Umbrella. Today we celebrate our Bronwyn. It was 7 years ago today that she started working with Umbrella and not only has the organization grown, but Bronwyn has been instrumental in our growth. From each new staff member we hire, to every progr...

Congratulations Dr James!

Umbrella is thrilled to share that our Board Chair, Alison James has successfully defended her dissertation and is now Dr. Alison James! Alison has been working for years towards this epic goal and all of us at Umbrella are so incredibly proud of her!Congratulations Dr. J...

Cold Comfort brings Cheer

Cold Comfort Ice Cream is well known for all the incredible work they do in the community and they have once again come through. In December, Cold Comfort asked the community to drop of clothing donations like coats, scarfs, socks and hand warmers. These wonderful donati...

Christmas Comes to Umbrella 2021

Christmas has arrived at Umbrella's supportive recovery houses! With the help of some of the most generous community members we've had the pleasure of working with, Foundation House, Potter House and Cooper House are all ready for a cozy Christmas morning complete with g...

Getting Prepared for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, our recovery houses have gotten into the spirit of things. Storage space have been explored and decorations have been dusted off to create another year of wonderful winter memories. Recovery over the holiday season is tricky to navigate. We are ...