Happy 2 Years Erik!

Today is a very special day at Foundation House. Erik, our amazing senior resident, is celebrating two years of sobriety! A couple of the staff popped over to the house to surprise him and bring an ice cream cake (with his name spelt wrong- lol). Erik's role at the hou...

Provincial Employee Community Services Fund

Umbrella is a thankful recipient of the the Provincial Employee Community Services Fund. This program is a great way for provincial employees to give directly to local non profits via their provincial employer. We value and appreciate the ongoing support from this incr...

Thank you Munro Books!

On Friday, Umbrella picked up three big boxes of books that the staff at Munro Books put together for our residents. We can't tell you how much these gestures mean to Umbrella and our residents. With the lack of fundraising options and being limited on what donations we...

Happy One Year Sober!

Last night at the Foundation House weekly meeting there was a wonderful celebration, and ice cream cake! One of our awesome residents, Jonny, celebrated his one year of sobriety. Jonny has been a gift to the house and to the guys, he is quiet, hard working and a leader ...

Restored to Previous Glory

Things worth doing are rarely simple or easy. Our senior resident, Erik, recently decided to tackle the task of restoring the Foundation House dining room table.  This table is not only used for house meals but also meetings, projects, and the yearly pumpkin carving. It's...

Thank you Marianne!

Have you ever had someone in your life that is like a guardian angel? Well, Umbrella has a few, and one of them is Marianne Alto. Marianne, pictured below with Blake our Housing Manager at Foundation House, always has Umbrella top of mind and we have received some very...

F House is beautiful!

When we bought Foundation House in February of this year, on the top of the "to-do" list was paint it. It needed a refresh and it also felt like the right time to change the colour scheme and add a pop of Umbrella to it. We went to our go-to guy, Dave Surtees and he pai...

Lyca gets political

Normally all of us at Umbrella, including our house dog Lyca, try to keep politics out of our day to day work - but not today. Lyca received a Donald Trump Chew Toy from Bronwyn and it is her new favourite thing! She carries him around, pulls at his hair and makes him ...

Happy pup!

You know who isn't bothered by people staying at home more? Lyca.  She is in heaven with her daily walks, hikes, ball throwing for hours and the attention of all the residents. Everyday she is on a new adventure at a beach, mountain or park just loving the slower pace ...

Happy 2 Years Scott

It is a BIG day at Foundation House today! Scott, one of our awesome residents, is celebrating his 2 year of sobriety today. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered, stayed focused and stayed true to his path of recovery. Now we just need to work on his toi...