Resident Bowling

On Wednesday night, all the residents from our three houses met at Foundation House for pizza and then they headed out to Langford Lanes for some fun bowling. Staff Zack, Kelsey and Erik all joined in on the fun and Erik beat everyone at bowling!! These events are reall...

Happy 1 Year Michael

Today we celebrated Michael and his one year of continuous sobriety. What a wonderful milestone and we could not be prouder. Pictured below Michael and his one candle to celebrate his one year, with one of his roommates Barry. Keep doing the work Michael, sobriety look...

Happy 3 years Glenn

Today is a happy day for Glenn at Cooper House. Glenn is celebrating his 3 years of sobriety! These important milestones are worthy of pie and Zack brought enough to share. Keep doing the work Glenn, we are all proud of you!

Thank you Times Colonist

Yesterday, Ian from the Sovereign Order of St John delivered a generous check, on behalf of the Sovereign Order and the Times Colonist to Evan at Umbrella. These funds will be used to offset the rising costs of food at our recovery houses, which allows us to continue to ...

Halloween at our houses

Last night was pumpkin carving at all our recovery houses. It is always a lot of fun for the residents to just socialize and engage with each other and our housing manager, Zack. A big thank you to Umbrella's Angels who provided all the pumpkins for our residents to car...

Pizza, cake and goodbyes

Tonight staff, residents and alumni all piled into the yard at Foundation House to give Erik a proper send off. We had 14 large pizzas, a huge slab ice cream cake and some Erik trivia, which was actually a bit of an Erik roast! Staff shared stories of Erik when he first...

Cooper House Owners!

Umbrella has been renting Cooper House for several years and recently the owner approached us to see if we would like to purchase the townhouse. We jumped at the chance! We recognize how important all housing is for those in recovery, so we moved a few residents around ...

Christmas in our houses!

The Christmas season has arrived at all our houses! The residents are all ready for Santa and to celebrate the season together. The holidays are a difficult time for many and we try to make it a little bit better for each resident. Often this can be the first time in a...

Sobriety Celebrations!

Umbrella has so much to celebrate! Two of our awesome residents are celebrating some big sobriety milestones. Brian, at Cooper House is celebrating one year and Nathanial at Potter House is celebrating two years! We couldn't be more proud of these two and all our reside...

BC Non-Profit Housing Conference

Umbrella was fortunate to have our Housing Coordinator Erik head over to Vancouver last week to attend the Housing Central annual conference. Umbrella was grateful to have received a bursary so we could send Erik for all three days. It was a whirlwind with a ton of infor...