The CMHA provides supportive housing and outreach services through McCauley Lodge to persons with severe mental illness. The original McCauley Lodge building (1037 Lyall Street) was built as a single dwelling unit in the early 1900s and incrementally added to and upgraded to its current capacity of 22 units. The building did not meet community care licensing standards and the BC Building Code, and was at risk of forced closure if the proposed project did not proceed. Re-purposing the existing structure was not practicable due to its design, age, condition and types of renovations and upgrades undertaken over the years.

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The project involved demolition of the existing 22-bed facility and other buildings on the site and the construction of a new and larger building to accommodate 30 residents and continue its outreach support services to clients who live in the surrounding community. The redevelopment required rezoning approval by Esquimalt. The size of the new facility is approximately 1,424 m2 (15,328 sq.), with a total project budget of $6,085,756.

The Capital Regional Hospital District contributed $900,000 to the completion of this project.