Potter House Success!

When residents in our supportive recovery program give themselves the time they need to get their recovery on track we see nothing but success. With no time limits to our programs we see residents taking their time as they learn to live without substances  -  it is a big ...

Christmas in our houses!

The Christmas season has arrived at all our houses! The residents are all ready for Santa and to celebrate the season together. The holidays are a difficult time for many and we try to make it a little bit better for each resident. Often this can be the first time in a...

Sobriety Celebrations!

Umbrella has so much to celebrate! Two of our awesome residents are celebrating some big sobriety milestones. Brian, at Cooper House is celebrating one year and Nathanial at Potter House is celebrating two years! We couldn't be more proud of these two and all our reside...

BC Non-Profit Housing Conference

Umbrella was fortunate to have our Housing Coordinator Erik head over to Vancouver last week to attend the Housing Central annual conference. Umbrella was grateful to have received a bursary so we could send Erik for all three days. It was a whirlwind with a ton of infor...

Matt turns 2

Another big recovery milestone at Potter House! A huge congratulations to Matt, who celebrated his second year of recovery. Matt is always happy to jump in, help others and give back to his community. He works hard and leads by example. We are all very proud of you Ma...

Happy 2 years Pawel!

Our residents continue to inspire and amaze us. They work hard at their recovery each and every day. Today we celebrate Pawel's two years of sobriety. Pawel started his recovery journey at Foundation House and when we opened Potter House last year, Pawel made the move....

Thank you BC Public Servants!

Umbrella is so grateful to the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) and BC Public Servants for their continued support of our programs. Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Programs is the only program we run that is funded 100% by the rent we receive. We are p...

Happy 3 years Lance D!

Today at Potter House we celebrate Lance Dixon. Lance wanted us to use his full name because he is so proud of his recovery and this incredible milestone. In his own words he never imagined having the life he does and is full of gratitude and hope for others. Lance is ...

Christmas Comes to Umbrella 2021

Christmas has arrived at Umbrella's supportive recovery houses! With the help of some of the most generous community members we've had the pleasure of working with, Foundation House, Potter House and Cooper House are all ready for a cozy Christmas morning complete with g...

Getting Prepared for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, our recovery houses have gotten into the spirit of things. Storage space have been explored and decorations have been dusted off to create another year of wonderful winter memories. Recovery over the holiday season is tricky to navigate. We are ...