Minister Sheila Malcolmson

Yesterday, some folks from Umbrella had a great ZOOM meeting with Minister Sheila Malcolmson from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Our Executive Director Sharlene, Team Lead Evan and Board Member Guy joined Minister Malcolmson for an in-depth discussion ab...

BBQ at Muncey Place

Friday was barbecue day at Muncey Place. Umbrella teamed up with our friends at Our Place to provide over 200 hot dogs to residents living at Muncey Place (formerly Comfort Inn). These kind of social events are a great way for us to connect with residents and have som...

Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or h...

Connections is back

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the Connections Group on Tuesdays beginning May 25th 2021. You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Health Visit.   Join the Virtual Health Visit https://phsa.zoom.us/j/64620555218?pwd=Q1N6cTErOWJlQk9SWjZQS01rZ0lKUT09 Meeting ...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Cell Phone Donation

United Way of Greater Victoria and Bell Canada have once again come through for our community! Amy W was excited to pop by the United Way office today to pick up an incredible donation of 30 cell phones. These phones will be a huge benefit for our vulnerable clients w...

January Groups

2021 is starting strong with all our group offerings! Monday is our Anxiety group. Tuesday is both our Rainbow Group and our Gratitude Group. Wednesday is SMART Recovery. Thursday will be our Process Addiction Group, starting soon. Friday is our weekly check-in gro...

Telus Friendly Future Foundation

Umbrella is grateful for the support from the Telus Friendly Future Foundation who granted us $15,000 to help people struggling with substance use issues. We received this grant to provide support to individuals who have been living in transitional housing units and ar...

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 ...

Thank you Sovereign Order of St John

Umbrella is grateful for the support from The Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller. which will help fund a project we are starting. This "Coffee and Connection" project is an opportunity for Umbrella to reach out and connect with some of ou...