Thank You Note

It's a lovely feeling when a person goes out of their way to let someone know they're making a difference. Check out this note a transitional housing resident left for our staff. Working at the transitional housing sites can be challenging. No one knows that bett...

Sober is Sexy!

We agree with Pamela Anderson - sober is sexy. Umbrella is grateful for the autographed print and to share the message of recovery!  

End of The Roll

  Once again, the business community has stepped up in an incredible way. The stairs at Foundation House are in need of new flooring and we wanted to explore linoleum as an option. Jeremy, a resident at Foundation House chatted with the folks at End of the Roll and arr...

Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or h...

Cold Comfort at Tiny Town

On a wonderfully warm and sunny Wednesday, Umbrella supported the Tiny Homes community at their first ever community meeting. These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to connect, share compliments and concerns, as well as connect with staff on site about ser...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Warner Bros Donation

Warner Bros has been filming a movie called Maid, in Victoria for several months. They reached out to Umbrella (via the United Way) to offer some chairs from their movie set. We are the proud owner of 18 fun blue outdoor chairs which will be shared between two of our ho...

New SMART Recovery Meeting

Umbrella is excited to share our new in person SMART Recovery meeting on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm.  Two SMART facilitators will host a small meeting at Umbrella's office. To maintain the health and safety of everyone and adhere to the current provincial...

Isolation Support Group

Umbrella is excited to share a new way to remain connected! With the new short term measure in place, we need more ways to get and stay connected to support. For that reason, Umbrella will be offering a Social Isolation Group from April 6-23rd. This group will take place...

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...