August Staff Anniversaries

August has proven to be another great month of hiring at Umbrella. Some of our favourite people were hired during August, check them out! Blake joined Umbrella on August 8, 2018. He started in our Corrections program building that brand new program up to what it is n...

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 ...

Comfortably UN-Numb

Umbrella is just finishing up our current group and are ready for start filling the next one. We are still keeping small limits, so our capacity is 10 participants. If you answer yes to any of the following questions then contact the office to sign up. ~ Are you someon...

Congratulations Erik!

This week we got to take some time to celebrate Erik. Erik has been our Senior Resident at Foundation House for the past two years. The impact he has had on residents and alumni alike has been immeasurable. His calm and kind demeanour, coupled with ...

July Staff Anniversaries

As we wind up of the month of July, we wanted to reflect and celebrate all of our awesome historical July hires. Luke. On July 27, 2020, Luke joined the arena/hotel  team. He was instantly a client and staff favourite and we quickly scooped him from that role and broug...

Victoria Master Gardeners Association

Our staff had the pleasure of meeting with some volunteers from the Victoria Master Gardeners Association recently to talk about the therapeutic value of gardening. These great community members will be working with our team to create a therapeutic gardening program for r...

Minister Sheila Malcolmson

Yesterday, some folks from Umbrella had a great ZOOM meeting with Minister Sheila Malcolmson from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Our Executive Director Sharlene, Team Lead Evan and Board Member Guy joined Minister Malcolmson for an in-depth discussion ab...

Thank you Yonnni’s!

On Wednesday, Tiny Homes received a delicious donation of doughnuts from Yonni's Doughnuts. The residents were so grateful for the treats and they were gobbled up quickly! The staff from Our Place and Umbrella, pictured below, work at Tiny Town and are so appreciative ...

Thank You Note

It's a lovely feeling when a person goes out of their way to let someone know they're making a difference. Check out this note a transitional housing resident left for our staff. Working at the transitional housing sites can be challenging. No one knows that bett...

June Staff Anniversaries

June has been a month where we hire amazing women! One June 29, 2020 the amazing Nicole W joined our team. Starting strong at the Transitional Housing sites, Nicole was soon moved to a permanent role on ICM Team. Recently she accepted a new challenge in our ED/PES rol...