House of Hope

Scott Shepard (top left), Evan James (top right), Adrian Maxell (bottom left) and Rick Storey (bottom right) sit on the steps of Foundation House. Their stories were featured in a four-part Black Press Media series last year called the House of Hope. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria society purchases addiction recovery home after year of fundraising

Umbrella Society’s Foundation House is a second stage house for men in active recovery

 

Scott Shepard, Rick Storey and Adrian Maxwell at the dining table in Foundation House, one of three recovery homes run by Umbrella Society for people dealing with substance abuse issues. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

House of Hope: Addressing the crucial need for a home

Stories from Umbrella Society’s Foundation House

 

Scott Shepard jumped off a three-storey parkade in March 2018 after being prescirbed Ativan for his psychosis. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

House of Hope: Responding to the gaps in care

Stories from Umbrella Society’s Foundation House

 

“Because I’m older now and the work’s begun/Though my pain is subdued/nobody’s won/I wear the scars of life upon my skin/But the deepest scars I wear within.” - Lyrics from a song titled New Roads, written by Rick Storey. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

House of Hope: Turning trauma into triumph

Stories from Umbrella Society’s Foundation House

“Because I’m older now and the work’s begun/Though my pain is subdued/nobody’s won/I wear the scars of life upon my skin/But the deepest scars I wear within.” - Lyrics from a song titled New Roads, written by Rick Storey. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Evan James, housing manager for Umbrella Society, has struggled with addiction and alcoholism himself and uses that lived experience to help the 11 residents of Foundation House, a second stage recovery home. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

House of Hope: Picking up the pieces from the overdose crisis

A four-part series on Umbrella Society’s Foundation House

Evan James, housing manager for Umbrella Society, has struggled with addiction and alcoholism himself and uses that lived experience to help the 11 residents of Foundation House, a second stage recovery home. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Scott Shepard, Rick Storey and Adrian Maxwell at the dining table in Foundation House, one of three recovery homes run by Umbrella Society for people dealing with substance abuse issues. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

House of Hope: Addressing the crucial need for a home

Stories from Umbrella Society’s Foundation House

Scott Shepard, Rick Storey and Adrian Maxwell at the dining table in Foundation House, one of three recovery homes run by Umbrella Society for people dealing with substance abuse issues. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)