Umbrella’s Angels

Umbrella now has some angels looking over our third stage housing residents. Starting this month, a group of caring citizens that call themselves "Angels" are living up to their name. These kind helpers are shopping with our residents to provide healthy, nutritious meal...

Connections Place

Today, instead of our typical staff meeting, the Umbrella team headed over to Connections Place to learn more about the great work they are doing in our community. Mike, pictured below with Georgina, the ED of Connections Place, arranged our visit and learning opportunit...

Happy 4th to us!

It was four years ago today that we took over the operations of Foundation House, our first recovery house. We have learned a lot, grown a lot, laughed a lot, cried a lot and helped a lot of people, including our 4-legged residents - Cali, TJ and now Lyca. We are now in...

Road Trip!

Today Sharlene and Evan headed to Campbell River to present to Island Health's Board of Directors about recovery houses. It was a long drive, but totally worth the view and the opportunity to present about our housing model. Grateful!

Here for Families

Substance use and recovery touch the lives of many people. In our day to day work we see first hand the hard work and determination of family members and loved ones impacted by substance use and recovery. No one should have to do this alone. Our family counselling offers ...

Game Night

Tonight is the sold out Victoria Royals Fan Appreciation game night at Save-On Foods Memorial Arena. Umbrella is hosting the Chuck-A-Puck, continuing to raise funds to purchase the recovery house we currently rent. Come out and support the Royals and Umbrella and if you...

Louise is back!

Yesterday Umbrella welcomed Louise back to RAAC with flowers and hugs. Louise was instrumental in the start up at RAAC and last year took a position at the Supervised Consumption Site. Although Louise stayed on as a casual with Umbrella, we missed her terribly. When a p...

Susan retires

Today was the final day of work for the amazing Susan Ward. Susan who has been a nurse for 50 years, with 30 of them in Withdrawal Management has touched so many people's lives. Today, her coworkers at Detox had a lovely tea for her and Evan, Sharlene, Lesley, Mike and ...

And the total is…

Although we are waiting on a couple of final numbers, it is safe to say that the charity hockey game fundraiser, the very first fundraiser ever for Umbrella, was a massive success! Early numbers indicate we raised $35,000!!!     A HUGE thank you to Captain Brian...

Hockey photos

Premiere John Horgan dropping the ceremonial puck for Mike Weaver from the Canadiens and Captain Brian Bell from Langford Fire Department. Sunday was a great day at The Q Centre. Mike and Mike from M2 Photography captured some great shots from the game, and shared a f...