Connections is a drop-in group for individuals, and their loved ones, needing immediate support with substance use issues. This group is a partnership with Island Health and was created to provide support to those on wait lists, offer advice or resource information, and help those who aren’t sure what to do next.

This low-barrier group requires no intake or registration and is available at two locations.

In Victoria just drop in on either Tuesday or Friday between 2:30-3:30 at 1125 Pembroke, in the RAS room.

On Salt Spring Island, Connections runs on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Services Outreach Building.

West Shore Group

The West Shore Group (WSG) runs Friday’s in Langford. This psycho-educational group is a collaboration with Island Health and is facilitated by counsellors from Umbrella and Island Health.

This is a 6-week group with weekly intake, that is only accessible by referral.

Please contact the Umbrella office for more information.