Staff Anniversaries – February

We keep saying it - we love our team! February is a big month for Umbrella because we get to celebrate the anniversaries of Bronwyn, Louise, Nicole G and Justin L. Thank you all for all you do for Umbrella, the community and our clients. Nicole G joined Umbrella on Feb...

Cell Phone Donation

United Way of Greater Victoria and Bell Canada have once again come through for our community! Amy W was excited to pop by the United Way office today to pick up an incredible donation of 30 cell phones. These phones will be a huge benefit for our vulnerable clients w...

What is Behavioural Addiction?

Behavioural addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviours that a person becomes dependent on and craves. More than ever, we are seeing people struggling with issues including: Food Gaming Plastic Surgery Sex ...

Forge – 2500 for $2500 Fundraiser

The Forge Training has been such incredible supporter of Umbrella and they are doing it again! This Saturday, they are challenging the community to help them reach (or exceed!) their goal of 2500 burpees to raise $2500 for Umbrella. Check out this recent news story ab...

Vision Board Dream Building Group

A vision board is tool to help you visualize your recovery dreams and goals.  It is a collage of pictures, words, phrases, colours, fabrics and anything else that can be used to represent your recovery vision on a board.  It may include affirmations, inspirational words...

Behavioural Addiction Group

Umbrella's Behavioural Addiction Group is here to support people with various addictions beyond substance use. Beginning on Thursday February 4th at 7:30pm, these weekly meetings will be a mixture of education, peer support and practical coping strategies. Umbrella is ex...

Support for Couples

Umbrella is excited to share the opportunity to access couples counselling. Addiction and recovery can have a huge impact on relationships with partners. Kat, one of our practicum counsellors, would love to help you get some support to learn key strategies for communi...

January Groups

2021 is starting strong with all our group offerings! Monday is our Anxiety group. Tuesday is both our Rainbow Group and our Gratitude Group. Wednesday is SMART Recovery. Thursday will be our Process Addiction Group, starting soon. Friday is our weekly check-in gro...

Foundation House Feast

The community sure steps up during the holidays, and we are so grateful. John and his wife Sheri, dropped off turkey dinner and all the fixings!! The boys at Foundation House are going to eat well on Christmas! Thank you John and Sheri for thinking of our guys.

Christmas from Angels

Christmas is looking a little different this year. Normally many of our residents travel home for the holidays, but not this year. So the Angels went above and beyond and spoiled our folks at Hudson and Cooper House with Christmas dinner and gifts for the residents. A...