Evan’s presentation

Evan gave a powerful presentation last night at the Community Volunteer Training Program on addiction, stigma and recovery. We are grateful that our staff are so open to sharing their experience and knowledge to help community members better support people living with, an...

A Visit from the Zone 91.3

We were thrilled to be visited this week by John Sheilds from the Zone 91.3, here in Victoria. The Zone's Selfless Summer Civic Contest allowed winners to choose a local registered charity to support with a $500 donation. Thank you to Zoner Adrian Polley and everyone a...

Larry retires

Larry Stevens, from Coolaid's REES program, has been a long time friend  and supporter of Umbrella, and a huge advocate for our clients. This week, Angela and Evan went to Larry's retirement party with thanks, hugs and gratitude. Larry will be very missed by Umbrella an...

Vancity Visit

A few employees from Vancity visited Foundation House today. Elyse, Fred and Ben had a tour and visit with some of the residents and staff as they delivered a check to Umbrella. Umbrella will be using this money to help the residents be more prepared as they transition ...

Overdose Awareness

Team members Lesley and Jenny were at Centennial Square manning the Umbrella table at the Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. This event brought the community together to grieve, reflect and connect while providing hope that we can stop the crisis.

Community Volunteer Training

Are you currently volunteering with a community agency and want to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to support people facing multiple barriers? If so, please talk to your volunteer coordinator about this 8 week training program. Get your application in soon...

New gift!

Today a large package ... no, a huge gift was delivered to Foundation House. One of our incredible alumni wanted to give back, so he did. This previous resident bought us a brand new barbecue, and we couldn't be more grateful for this generous gift. Now that our new ba...

Thrifty’s Smile Card

Are you a Thrifty Foods Shopper? If you are, please consider loading a Smile Card pre-assigned to Umbrella. Thrifty Foods will then donate 5% of what you spend to Umbrella. If you are interested in receiving your own Smile Card, please send us an email at wecanhelp@umb...

Brickyard Pizza Fundraiser

Brickyard Pizza had their second annual fundraiser for Umbrella on June 17. Not only do they donate a portion of their pizza and art sales to Umbrella, but the incredibly talented Natalia (pictured below with Umbrella's Evan) offered to donate 100% of the sales of her pa...