Our busy girl Lyca

There is no greater love than that of a dog, and Lyca has so much love to give. This lucky girl has more than a dozen humans who love, walk and spoil her. The guys at the house do the day to day stuff, but the previous residents, resident's moms and staff all come and t...

International Dog Day!

Happy International Dog Day to everyone's favourite dog Lyca! This girl changes lives. She lives in our second stage recovery house, has about 40 people that walk her, love her, throw a ball to her and cuddle her. She is so loved and she gives it back 1000%. Many resi...

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!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...