Repairs, expansion sought for Amity Center

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) The future of Westbrook Health Services' Amity Center was discussed before the Wood County Commission Monday.

Amity has been a drug and alcohol treatment center for decades.

The building located on Parkersburg's South Side, which Westbrook currently leases from Wood County, is in need of $36,000 in roof repairs.

Westbrook Monday asked the commission to donate them the property, so it can get a loan to pay for the repairs.

But it also has long-term plans for the facility.

"We've also entertained, if the commission was interested in donating property at Amity," said President and CEO Kevin Trippett, "we could do some construction there for additional long-term residential beds."

Westbrook also has looked at other sites for expanding Amity, including the former YWCA on Dudley Avenue. The commissioners also suggested St. Joseph's Landing.

The commission took no action on Westbrook's request.