Introducing… Potter House

Isolation is a very real and scary thing for a lot of people, but for those in recovery, it can be deadly. We have noticed very little movement in our recovery housing, our residents are happy to stay put and be among their peers and friends, and have the support of Um...

International Women’s Day 2021

At Umbrella, it is incredibly important for us to acknowledge and celebrate the work of the women around us. Being a woman led organization, we know firsthand the great work ethic and perspective that women bring to the nonprofit field. Today is a day not...

Staff Anniversaries – February

We keep saying it - we love our team! February is a big month for Umbrella because we get to celebrate the anniversaries of Bronwyn, Louise, Nicole G and Justin L. Thank you all for all you do for Umbrella, the community and our clients. Nicole G joined Umbrella on Feb...

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...

Join our team

Umbrella is hiring! If you are interested in joining our awesome team, check out the posting and get in touch! https://live-umbrella-society.pantheonsite.io/employment-opportunities/

Staff Anniversaries – January

We love our staff and we always try to find ways to showcase their amazingness. In January, we celebrated two staff anniversaries. Amy joined our team January 2, 2018 and Bruce joined us January 28, 2019. Amy who started with our ICM Team, has been sharing her time be...

Vision Board Dream Building Group

A vision board is tool to help you visualize your recovery dreams and goals.  It is a collage of pictures, words, phrases, colours, fabrics and anything else that can be used to represent your recovery vision on a board.  It may include affirmations, inspirational words...

Thank you Cait

“Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” – Charlie Brown Today we have the tough job of saying goodbye to Cait. Cait has been an incredible team member for three and a half years. During that time she has worked just about everywhere, from the SAMI team (now ICMT),...

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...

New Years Eve Delivery

We wanted to do something special for the guys at Foundation House this year. Like everyone, they had to change their plans of seeing family and friends over the holidays, and we haven't permitted visitors in quite some time. It can be fun to live with eleven other guy...