Good Luck Spencer!

Here is the story of our quiet, sweet Spencer. Spencer moved into Foundation House almost 18 months ago and  in March of this year he was one of our first residents to move into Potter House. When Spencer arrived at Foundation House he was quiet, shy and likely overwh...

End of The Roll

  Once again, the business community has stepped up in an incredible way. The stairs at Foundation House are in need of new flooring and we wanted to explore linoleum as an option. Jeremy, a resident at Foundation House chatted with the folks at End of the Roll and arr...

Warner Bros Donation

Warner Bros has been filming a movie called Maid, in Victoria for several months. They reached out to Umbrella (via the United Way) to offer some chairs from their movie set. We are the proud owner of 18 fun blue outdoor chairs which will be shared between two of our ho...

Poor Lyca

Awww, poor sweet Lyca! She somehow managed to get an infection in her eye and has lots of drops and medication to help her get better. She also has the cone of shame, that she hates but it is for the greater good! Speedy recovery sweet girl!

Staff Anniversaries – March

We do love our team and are excited to share March's staff anniversary! This guy needs his own month, so March is all about Conor! On March 12, 2018 young Conor joined our team working at Foundation House and since then has just continued to grow within the organizatio...

Introducing… Potter House

Isolation is a very real and scary thing for a lot of people, but for those in recovery, it can be deadly. We have noticed very little movement in our recovery housing, our residents are happy to stay put and be among their peers and friends, and have the support of Um...

Homeowners for a year!

When we all talk about 2020, we are usually talking about COVID-19 and how that impacted us all, and continues to do so today. However, when Umbrella talks about 2020, we all think about one of our greatest accomplishments to date, purchasing Foundation House. This is ...

Lyca Update

  It's been awhile since we updated about Lyca, Foundation House's resident greeter and professional couch warmer. Even though the colder weather has done nothing to dampen Lyca's love for walks and runs, she's finding time at home to curl up with a cozy blanket and a f...

New Years Eve Delivery

We wanted to do something special for the guys at Foundation House this year. Like everyone, they had to change their plans of seeing family and friends over the holidays, and we haven't permitted visitors in quite some time. It can be fun to live with eleven other guy...

Foundation House Feast

The community sure steps up during the holidays, and we are so grateful. John and his wife Sheri, dropped off turkey dinner and all the fixings!! The boys at Foundation House are going to eat well on Christmas! Thank you John and Sheri for thinking of our guys.