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...

Cucumbers and gratitude

One of our wonderful board members Nancy, delivered about 50 pounds of cucumbers to Umbrella today. Nancy and her green thumb husband grew these huge cucumbers in their yard and shared their bounty with our grateful staff and our residents. We all feel very fortunate t...

Inside supportive housing

Read about the work Umbrella is doing in this great article in the Times Colonist. Thanks to journalist Katie DeRosa for spending time with us. And thank you to Shelby, Ross and Tracey for sharing their story with us. And thanks to all of our supporters and donors - ...

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...

Naloxone Training

As we enter the third year of the Overdose Crisis, Naloxone has been recognized as an effective tool to help reverse an overdose. Starting August 20, and continuing monthly on the third Thursday of each month, Umbrella is offering a Naloxone training session for any comm...

Dean

On May 6th 2019, Umbrella was lucky to have Dean join us for his practicum. We didn't know at the time what a gift had been shared with us. During his practicum, Dean provided incredibly important counseling support for many Umbrella clients. He also participated in our ...

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...

Umbrella and COVID 19

How Umbrella is managing with the COVID 19 pandemic During these uncertain times with social distancing, self-isolating and staying healthy, the Umbrella team is still working hard, we have just made some changes on how we are working. For our clients, we are still pr...

Celebration of Excellence

Umbrella's amazing board member Cindy Trytten was the recipient of the Celebration of Excellence Award from Island Health for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships that benefit the organization, colleagues, clients, and the communities we serve. In 2012, ...

Engaged for Good

Umbrella is extremely grateful to win this years Engaged for Good HR support through Engaged HR. Umbrella takes a lot of pride in our staff and we work hard to support them and engage them as long term partners. In order to do that, we have to consistently look at our pr...