Happy 2 years Pawel!

Our residents continue to inspire and amaze us. They work hard at their recovery each and every day. Today we celebrate Pawel's two years of sobriety. Pawel started his recovery journey at Foundation House and when we opened Potter House last year, Pawel made the move....

Thank you BC Public Servants!

Umbrella is so grateful to the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) and BC Public Servants for their continued support of our programs. Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Programs is the only program we run that is funded 100% by the rent we receive. We are p...

Women’s Group

To support women in recovery, Umbrella is pleased to announce our new Women’s Recovery Support Group starting April 2. This group, facilitated by two amazing women in recovery, will focus specifically on the needs of people who identify as women, need a safe space to give...

RAKday2022

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day 2022! Umbrella staff participated by bringing in tons of great non perishable food items. RAK is a great opportunity for our staff and volunteers to reflect on the important role that kindness plays in the community and all of our liv...

Discovery Treats

What a treat! Today, Brittany from Discovery Coffee came by for a meeting and brought the most incredible coffee and donuts. We were already excited to get to know this local business better and now we can't wait for the next meeting. We were also excited to learn the Yon...

Rainbow Group Changes

Umbrella's Rainbow group will be going to an online format only starting today. Please see below for information on accessing the zoom meeting. In person attendance will resume soon. Umbrella Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Rainbow Group Tim...

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...

Evan’s night out – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who chipped in to give Evan a gift of thanks on his last day at Umbrella! This week, he had a blast in Vancouver at a Canucks game with his son. And while the games score did not reflect their enjoyment, Evan was extremely touched by the thoughtfuln...

Lighthouse Pumpkin Carving

Not to be left out, the residents and staff over at Lighthouse had a great time this weekend carving pumpkins for Halloween. Creative and spooky fun was had by all. What a great way to celebrate together. [caption id="attachment_4800" align="aligncenter" width="225"]...

Truth and Reconcilliation Day

Thursday, September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day. Umbrella will be closed to give each of our employees time to reflect and deepen our understanding and honour indigenous residential school survivors, their familiies and communities.