Anawim Tree 2019

One of our favorite yearly traditions is shopping for Christmas trees at Anawim House. Anawim has been a great community partner over the years and they always have the most incredible trees! A big thank you to Terry for helping Evan pick out the perfect ones for our re...

2 years sober!

Last night some staff from Umbrella many Foundation House and Cooper House residents and a very special guest, Justin's mom, all gathered to celebrate a very special day. Justin, who lived at Foundation House for 18 months and was the senior resident for much of that ti...

Housing Provider of the Year!!

On Sunday, November 17 Umbrella was awarded the Housing Provider of the Year award! Sharlene and Blake, Housing Manager, were at the event to accept the award. This is a true honour to be recognized for our housing program, the staff, board and all our residents are gra...

Halloween at our houses

The residents had a lot of fun this Halloween preparing for the tricker-treaters. Hudson and Cooper house carved up their pumpkins and Foundation House did things a little different. One of the residents had some fun in his gorilla costume... You may have seen him givi...

Victoria Royals 2019/20

Sharlene and Bronwyn picked up the Royals season tickets tonight. Every year, the Umbrella Society provides hockey tickets to our supportive recovery housing residents. They are all excited to cheer on the Royals and and get out on the town with fellow residents in recov...

Big D celebrates 3

Tonight was a very special night at Cooper House. One of our residents, who we call Big D, celebrated his 3 years sober today! Staff, current and previous residents and friends all shared some ice cream cake and well wishes on this major milestone. We are so proud of B...

TJ and Lyca meet!

  Today we had to take some stuff over to Cooper House and thought it would be fun to bring Lyca over to meet TJ. Lyca was sniffing the house like crazy but couldn't find TJ right away. She headed upstairs and found TJ sleeping on his persons bed and initially TJ was...

Thank you United Way!

How lucky are we? Rachel from the United Way called us today about tickets for the Harbour Cats game tonight, and offered them to Umbrella. It took a quick call to Cooper House and Foundation House to have them all spoken for. The guys are all very excited to attend an...

TJ’s reunion

On the weekend TJ had a playdate with the sled dogs he was rescued with - Roo (his almost twin), Mary Kate, Apex, Calli, Flash and his previous foster mom Deb. They all got together at the park and their reunion was captured on camera (thank you Wendy)! These dogs went ...

Justin moves on

Tonight was an emotional night at the weekly Foundation House meeting. Long time resident and previous Senior Resident Justin, is moving out tomorrow and tonight, we said goodbye. We welcomed staff, Cooper House guys and some alumni to the house as everyone thanked Just...