Cooper House is 1

It was one year ago today that we opened Cooper House, our third stage house for men. This house is home to four men, and TJ, all of who resided at Foundation House previously. The idea behind this house was to provide the guys with a bit less support, more responsibili...

Umbrella’s Angels

Umbrella now has some angels looking over our third stage housing residents. Starting this month, a group of caring citizens that call themselves "Angels" are living up to their name. These kind helpers are shopping with our residents to provide healthy, nutritious meal...

TJ & Nicole

The test of a good hire is to meet TJ. He is usually anxious and nervous around new people...except Nicole. Nicole, who has been with us for a couple months on the SAMI team, and at Hudson House, had a chance to meet TJ, and it is safe to say TJ gives her two paws up!

Check out TJ!

This happy pup just had his follow up shots and check up at Broadmead Vet today. Dr Wilson was pretty darn impressed with TJ! Since moving from Foundation House to Cooper House he has gained 7 pounds, and is weighing in at a solid 61 pounds!! TJ is happy, healthy and f...

Hockey Playoffs

Umbrella loves local hockey so we could not be more proud of our local teams! The Victoria Royals and the Victoria Grizzlies have both made it to the playoffs. Umbrella provides second stage housing residents with season and playoff tickets. Our residents can't wait to s...

Montreal Alumni Roster

Look who's coming to town! On February 10th we have the honor of hosting the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team for a charity hockey game. Here's the roster: COACH STEVE SHUTT # 33 RICHARD SÉVIGNY # 6 OLEG PETROV # 12 KEITH ACTON # 15 GLEN METROPOLIT ...

Santa Arrived!

Today, Sharlene and Evan got to play Santa Claus and deliver gifts to the residents of Foundation House, Cooper House and Hudson House. Members of our generous community, like Char, Kristen, Bobbi and Kathy, provided wonderful gifts for the residents of all three houses,...

Sober Birthdays!

There is a lot of great milestones happening in all three of our recovery houses, and tonight we celebrated a couple guys from Cooper House and one from Foundation House. A few staff gathered at Cooper House for a fun evening with cake, trivia and celebration! We are al...

Happy Halloween

The guys from Foundation House and Cooper House, and the women from Hudson House have been busy carving pumpkins and eating seeds! How awesome are these masterpieces!! All of our houses are ready for trick-or-treaters tomorrow, and the residents are looking forward to t...

TJ!

This happy pup continues to love his life, and his favourite people at Cooper House. We knew TJ was scared of brooms, mops and a few other things, but have learned that he does not like the dark. Umbrella is going to get him a few night lights to help ease his anxiety a...