Season 1

Episode 1 - Evan's Story

In the first episode, host Blake Andison is joined by Evan James.

Evan talks about his history of substance use, addiction, mental health and the path toward recovery. ¬†Hopeful and brutal but always honest and even funny, Evan’s story reminds us all that every attempt at recovery is another chance at a new life.

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Episode 2 - Brae's Story

Brae has genuine star quality. When she speaks, people listen. Brae is a strong advocate for recovery as well as LGBTQIA2+ and a top notch hair stylist.

Brae shares her story of recovery through the lens of transition, growth and advocacy.

Brae’s story is one of resilience and perseverance as she faced multiple barriers of discrimination on her path to recovery.

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Episode 3 - Erik's Story

This latest podcast is the first of three in a series showcasing Foundation House, Umbrella Society’s 2nd stage recovery house for men. We explore the merits of this program through the stories of three individuals who have found long term recovery through their experience at the house. In this edition, Blake chats with Erik, Umbrella Society’s current housing coordinator. Erik speaks to the years of struggle and anguish he experienced in his addiction contrasted with the life of hope and love he currently experiences in recovery. Erik reflects on his years spent at Foundation House and why they were so pivotal for him in his recovery journey.¬†

Episode 4 - Matt's Story

Join Blake as he sits down with Matt to discuss his unique recovery story and success found through Umbrella Society’s Foundation House. This is the second instalment of a 3 part series celebrating Foundation House through the success stories of residents and alumni.

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