Dr Coutts Visit

At our staff meeting on Wednesday, Dr. Joyce Coutts joined us to talk about substance use and older adults. This is an area that we all need to learn more about and we were grateful for Dr. Coutt's expertise and guidance as she provided the team with lots of helpful tips...

New signage

We have signage! Our awesome neighbours at Creative Sign Design located at #5-416 Garbally Road came by and put our our logo and address in our beautiful orange colour on our front door. Leya was so helpful and professional and her work is incredible. We are loving ou...

2 years sober!

Last night some staff from Umbrella many Foundation House and Cooper House residents and a very special guest, Justin's mom, all gathered to celebrate a very special day. Justin, who lived at Foundation House for 18 months and was the senior resident for much of that ti...

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...

Halloween Community Support

How amazing is this? Pete and Brenda, pictured here with the Umbrella team, had their 3rd annual Halloween Haunted House and had a couple of Umbrella donation tins on hand. Today, they joined us at our staff meeting to bring an extremely generous donation of $1415.10! ...

Hudson House turns 2

It was November 1, 2017 that Umbrella opened our women's recovery house, Hudson House. We have the best, most supportive landlords and the residents are pretty incredible, and very inspiring. We have learned lots and we continue to learn. Umbrella is grateful for the o...

Happy One Year Erik!

Last night we celebrated Erik's one year sober! Erik is the senior resident, a leadership role, at Foundation House. Erik's journey began with a connection with Lesley on Saltspring Island and continued with Erik moving into Foundation House last December. Watching Er...

Belmont Secondary Visit

Yesterday, Conor and Sean visited Belmont for a day of awareness and information. These two were fielding lots of questions, engaging with lots of youth and highlighting the good work Umbrella is doing in our community. Thanks to both of these guys for being there for t...

Thank you Rotary Club!

Yesterday, bright and early, Sharlene joined the Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club for coffee and a generous check presentation. We are truly grateful for the support for our housing program and for the Rotary members who do such great work in our community Thank you all.

THANK YOU is not enough

Umbrella had our second fundraiser last weekend and we need to take a few moments to acknowledge our gratitude for the support and generosity of many. Bear with us, the list is long, as it takes a community to pull off a hockey game. Thanks to the Boston Bruins Alumni ...