City of Victoria

A Permissive Tax Exemption from the City of Victoria provides relief from property taxation. Umbrella applied for, and was successful, receiving this exemption for Foundation House, our supportive recovery house for men. Being exempt from property tax is one of the way...

Thank you Minister Darcy!

Minister Judy Darcy has left an incredible legacy for the people of British Columbia. As our first Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, she has been a tireless advocate for our community members struggling with substance use. Her frank and open dialogue allowed many o...

Umbrella AIR

Beginning October 26th, Umbrella is excited to share our newest group, Umbrella AIR, hosted by Luke and Jake from our outreach team. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurtu...

Provincial Employee Community Services Fund

Umbrella is a thankful recipient of the the Provincial Employee Community Services Fund. This program is a great way for provincial employees to give directly to local non profits via their provincial employer. We value and appreciate the ongoing support from this incr...

All Things Gratitude

All Things Gratitude Facilitated by Dottie, this group is a weekly exploration and expression of all things Gratitude. The practice of Gratitude has incredible positive impacts to our life and existence. Gratitude releases us from toxic emotions, changes the direct...

Thank you Munro Books!

On Friday, Umbrella picked up three big boxes of books that the staff at Munro Books put together for our residents. We can't tell you how much these gestures mean to Umbrella and our residents. With the lack of fundraising options and being limited on what donations we...

Thank You Forge!

We are so grateful to the be the recipient of a recent fundraiser at Forge Training. They raised $435 for the Umbrella Society via a face mask fundraiser! We are truly touched that this great local business took the time to fund raise on our behalf. Thank you Forge! ...

Naloxone Distribution

Umbrella is proud to announce that we have been approved to provide Naloxone kits to the community. These kits are free of charge and typically don't expire for about 2 years. If you need a kit, please don't hesitate to give us a call or text at 250-380-0595 or send an e...

Comfortably UN-Numb – Learning to Live without Substances

Umbrella is excited to announce a new, four-week recovery group called “Comfortably UN-Numb; Learning to Live without Substances” starting in September 2020, with additional groups in October and November. This group is ideal for those who have chosen to live their life w...

Inside supportive housing

Read about the work Umbrella is doing in this great article in the Times Colonist. Thanks to journalist Katie DeRosa for spending time with us. And thank you to Shelby, Ross and Tracey for sharing their story with us. And thanks to all of our supporters and donors - ...