It’s been 5 great years…

April 1 is a very special day at Umbrella. This marks the day that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House from Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society in 2015. We are limited with how we can celebrate this wonderful day due to COVID 19, so Umbrella pi...

TJ’s Fur-ever Home

Today is TJ's last day living in one of our houses. Umbrella adopted TJ a few years ago and he lived at Foundation House, where he met his best friend. When his bff moved to Cooper House, TJ went with him and they have lived there together for well over a year. Today, ...

Meet the Foundation House Team

It takes a team to run Foundation House smoothly, and this team is awesome! Under the leadership of Blake, our Housing Manager, we have Evan, Terry, Sharlene, Bruce and Justin working at the house. Evan and Blake run the morning meetings, with Sharlene as backfill and t...

So…we bought a house!!!!

Today at noon, Umbrella became the owners of Foundation House, the supportive recovery house for men we have been operating for almost 5 years. The owner, Clive, pictured below with our ED Sharlene, offered Umbrella the house below market value earlier last year, with...

Sober Celebrations

Tonight was a night full of sobriety, gratitude, friendship and celebration. Two of our Foundation House residents celebrated their one year birthdays. To change it up, we invited the residents, alumni, family, staff and friends to come celebrate at our office space. T...

Thank you St Aidans Church

There are not enough ways to say thank you! Today St Aidans Church members donated $11, 178 to Umbrella which 100% of this donation will be applied to the downpayment for Foundation House that we are working so hard to secure. The staff and board are incredibly grateful...

Thank You from Our Residents!

Christmas joy is in the air, and the residents of Umbrella's supportive recovery houses know how to celebrate the season! With the support of our amazing community, every resident in our houses will wake up on Christmas morning to thoughtfully donated gifts. Christmas ca...

Christmas Fundraiser 2019

Thank you to each and every person who bought cookies for this years Umbrella Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Sharlene spent countless hours in the kitchen whipping up her incredible (and beautiful) cookies and the support from the community was overwhelming. We raised $1,7...

2 Years!!!

We are incredibly proud to celebrate our weekend housing worker, Bruce. Today marks two years of sobriety and active recovery for him. We are so grateful that Bruce chooses to share his skills with our residents (and Lyca!) and we wish his all the best on this great day....

Anawim Tree 2019

One of our favorite yearly traditions is shopping for Christmas trees at Anawim House. Anawim has been a great community partner over the years and they always have the most incredible trees! A big thank you to Terry for helping Evan pick out the perfect ones for our re...