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...

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...

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...

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....

Housing Provider of the Year!!

On Sunday, November 17 Umbrella was awarded the Housing Provider of the Year award! Sharlene and Blake, Housing Manager, were at the event to accept the award. This is a true honour to be recognized for our housing program, the staff, board and all our residents are gra...

TJ and Lyca meet!

  Today we had to take some stuff over to Cooper House and thought it would be fun to bring Lyca over to meet TJ. Lyca was sniffing the house like crazy but couldn't find TJ right away. She headed upstairs and found TJ sleeping on his persons bed and initially TJ was...

Lyca’s holiday

Lyca is having a vacation away from Foundation House this week. Bronwyn took Lyca to Gabriola Island to hang out with Walter and some kids. Reports are that Lyca is having a great time, has checked out the area pretty thoroughly and has chased all the balls that have be...

United Way Visit

Today members of the United Way team popped by Foundation House to chat with us about the great work Umbrella is doing in the community. The United Way has been a huge support of Umbrella and we always look forward to opportunities to chat with them and express our thank...