Pam’s New Adventure

A part of doing the work we do is watching each other grow. We support each other on the hard days when nothing seems to work and we cheer each other on when things work out against all the odds. So, as sad as we are to see Pam go on to her next adventure, we could not b...

What A Treat!

Our monthly staff meeting was pleasantly interrupted this week. We were all delighted to received a chocolate dipped fruit bouquet created by Edible Arrangements. The bouquet was sent to us by a grateful parent to celebrate the second year of sobriety for her son. ...

Bowling…Umbrella style

Today was Umbrella'a annual staff Christmas lunch and afternoon of fun! We divided into two teams, ate and bowled. Sharlene, Evan, Louise, Angela and Lesley won!

Fare Thee Well Jason

At Umbrella, we work together, a tight knit team who support each other through the good and bad times. It's always hard to see one of us go. Today is Jason's last day as an Umbrella employee. We will all miss his fantastic wit, giving spirit and wicked memes. We are s...

Congratulations Lesley!

All of us at Umbrella are very proud of Lesley as she received the Greater Victoria Police Department award for Mental Health from Camosun College today. Lesley has been with us for a few months on our SAMI team, and she brings kindness, compassion and hope to the team, ...

TJ Update

TJ is dressed for the grey weather and continue to brighten the lives of our Foundation House residents. While still nervous of new people, TJ continues to win everyone over with his gentle nature.

Local Films Supporting Umbrella

Local film makers Brent Lanyon (The Woman Down the Lane) and Mike Stevens (Dee) will be screening their new films on Saturday, November 25th at 12pm at the Roxy Theater. The screening will be by donation and Umbrella is thrilled to have been selected as the benefa...

Hudson House

Today Umbrella officially took over Hudson House and we couldn't be more excited! We look forward to working with the women in the house on their long term life and recovery goals and are proud to support them on their journey.

Pumpkin carving

Our annual pumpkin carving at Foundation House was a big success again this year. Not all the guys participated but it was fun for those that did. Happy Halloween!

Evan’s presentation

Evan gave a powerful presentation last night at the Community Volunteer Training Program on addiction, stigma and recovery. We are grateful that our staff are so open to sharing their experience and knowledge to help community members better support people living with, an...