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...

Christmas at our houses

The residents at our recovery houses are feeling festive and getting ready for Santa. All the trees were decorated by the residents and all are very different, we love them all! We had an artificial tree and some decorations donated to us this year, and of course, ou...

Thank you Banyan Construction!

A huge thank you to our friends at Banyan Construction for donating meals to the residents in all of our houses. The Vancouver Island Construction Association hosted a virtual Christmas lunch today and the great people at Banyan Construction bought a meal for each of ...

Halloween at our houses

We have some creative carvers at our houses again this year! Also noticing a new trend of adding other vegetables to the pumpkins... Happy Halloween from Umbrella and our awesome residents!

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...

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...

TJ’s Fur-ever Home

Today is TJ's last day living in one of our houses. Umbrella adopted TJ a few years ago and he lived at Foundation House, where he met his best friend. When his bff moved to Cooper House, TJ went with him and they have lived there together for well over a year. Today, ...

Thank You from Our Residents!

Christmas joy is in the air, and the residents of Umbrella's supportive recovery houses know how to celebrate the season! With the support of our amazing community, every resident in our houses will wake up on Christmas morning to thoughtfully donated gifts. Christmas ca...

Christmas Fundraiser 2019

Thank you to each and every person who bought cookies for this years Umbrella Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Sharlene spent countless hours in the kitchen whipping up her incredible (and beautiful) cookies and the support from the community was overwhelming. We raised $1,7...

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...