Our Anawim Tree

Everyone at Umbrella is getting a bit more excited every day for the holiday season. And nothing makes us feel more Christmassy than tree shopping at Anawim. Evan stopped by Anawim with morning to chat with their Executive Director, Terry Edison-Brown, about all things...

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...

UVIC Vikes Hockey

Tonight the residents at Foundation House were treated to a wonderful dinner prepared by a few members from the UVIC Vikes Hockey team and staff. A full meal including salad, steak and cheesecake was prepared and enjoyed by the residents and hockey players. Storie...

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...

Royals Season Kickoff

Tonight Umbrella staff Sharlene and Blake and a couple of Cooper House residents gathered at the Save On Foods Arena to celebrate the start of the Victoria Royals hockey season. This was the kick off for season ticket holders and the energy and excitement could be felt b...

New staff, new photos

It was time to update our team photos again, so we arranged the talented Erin Ruff, from Erinruffphotography.com to capture our awesome team. If you are looking for a great photographer that is easy to work with and takes amazing shots, we happily recommend Erin! We als...

Royals Season Tickets

Once again, Umbrella is excited to support our Victoria Royals hockey team this upcoming season. The residents from both Foundation House and Cooper House are looking forward to cheering on the Royals at all their home games. The collaborations with our local hockey org...

Doggy updates!

Lyca and TJ updates. Two of our supportive recovery houses for men have also become home to two, very sweet, rescue dogs. Lyca, living at Foundation House continues to greet everyone each time the door to the house opens ... and that door opens a lot! She loves all the...

Victoria Harbour Cats

Let's play ball! The residents of both Foundation House and Cooper House are getting ready for the Harbour Cats game tonight at Royal Athletic Park. Umbrella and our residents, are grateful for the community support the Harbour Cats are showing us by sending our boys to...

Lyca

Meet Lyca! Lyca lives at Foundation House, and this friendly, adorable girl greets every resident with a wagging tail and wiggling butt. When TJ moved to Cooper House, the residents welcomed another rescue dog, Lyca and she has made Foundation House home. Be prepared f...