RAD – Referrals, Applications & Documents

  Many seeking treatment and other services face a serious obstacle in lengthy wait-times for addiction services.  For instance, due to high demand, delays are not uncommon to access an outreach worker who can make a referral to treatment or other services.  Then, it...

Birthday Girls

Its not everyday that we get to celebrate not one, but two, of Umbrella's amazing office staff! Today is the wonderful Sarah's birthday and the amazing Bronwyn's big day is Saturday. Since both ladies are taking tomorrow off, we had a nice lunch with birthday cupcakes f...

Visit to Foundation House

Umbrella had some very special guests visit Foundation House today. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons and MLA of Victoria Beacon Hill Grace Lore joined Erik, Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Housing Coordinator and our ED, Sharlene and ...

Star Wars Day

We take Star Wars Day very seriously at Umbrella. Today we have responded to questions with "pew pew" and have had impromptu light saber battles in the office, but Terry out did us all when he showed up with his original Star Wars pin from when he saw Star Wars on openin...

Lunch with Angels

Umbrella has their own Angels. We really do. This wonderful group of caring individuals, who refer to themselves as Angels, support our residents and the programs we run that empower people to make changes in their lives. Today, at a wonderful lunch with Penny and Deed...

Community Memorial Tonight

April 14 marks the six year anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. Tonight from 6-8pm, a vigil will be held at Harris Green to remember those lost and hold space for those who are grieving. Please check out the online event page for more info.  

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....

Behavioural Addiction Group Update

Behavioural Addiction group will be cancelled this week, Thursday April 7th. It will be returning the following week on Thursday, April 14. For more information about this group and how to access it please check out this info post.

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 ...