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 ...

Happy 1 year Colin!

We could not be more proud of Colin, an Umbrella Supportive Recovery Housing resident, who recently celebrated one year of sobriety and active recovery. Through his connection with other residents and his dedication to doing the work, Colin has shown that recovery is pos...

Recovery at Potter House

We love to celebrate our resident's milestones and today is a BIG day for two of the guys at Potter House. Jonny is celebrating two years, and Matt is celebrating one year of sobriety. Both Jonny and Matt graduated from Foundation House earlier this year and moved into ...

Good Luck Spencer!

Here is the story of our quiet, sweet Spencer. Spencer moved into Foundation House almost 18 months ago and  in March of this year he was one of our first residents to move into Potter House. When Spencer arrived at Foundation House he was quiet, shy and likely overwh...

Warner Bros Donation

Warner Bros has been filming a movie called Maid, in Victoria for several months. They reached out to Umbrella (via the United Way) to offer some chairs from their movie set. We are the proud owner of 18 fun blue outdoor chairs which will be shared between two of our ho...