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.

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 ...

O’ Christmas Tree!

Our friends at Anawim have hooked up Umbrella with the biggest, fattest Christmas tree we have ever had! This massive beauty was delivered to Foundation House, inspected and approved by Lyca and is ready to be decorated by the residents. Evan, our in house Christmas e...

City of Victoria

A Permissive Tax Exemption from the City of Victoria provides relief from property taxation. Umbrella applied for, and was successful, receiving this exemption for Foundation House, our supportive recovery house for men. Being exempt from property tax is one of the way...

Thank you Minister Darcy!

Minister Judy Darcy has left an incredible legacy for the people of British Columbia. As our first Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, she has been a tireless advocate for our community members struggling with substance use. Her frank and open dialogue allowed many o...

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!