Developmental Therapy Center Still Looking for New Home After Morris Building Fire

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's been nearly a month since fire caused massive damage at the Morris Building in Huntington.

One organization that called the building home is still trying to figure out how and where to rebuild.

The Developmental Therapy Center treats kids with disabilities from all over the Tri-State.

"The fire was devastating,” Executive Director Leslie Comer-Porter said. “First and foremost we lost our home."

They’ve been work with some clients at the YMCA Kids in Motion Center, and while they're grateful, there are so many more not getting help.

"We lost a lot of space and a lot of equipment,” Comer-Porter said. “We lost therapy equipment, toys, all the administrative stuff.”

The nonprofit group offers services, regardless of ability to pay.

"You think you have good insurance, you find out that's not going to help you out with certain disabilities,” parent Trisha Ross from South Point, Ohio, said. “To find somebody who says ‘we'll help you,’ you couldn't ask for more than that."

Therapists are making the most of the circumstances, as they continue hunting for a new home.

The center says they're depending on donations to be able to move into a new site. You can learn more about how to donate on their website:

We talked with the Morris Building property manager on the phone Wednesday. He said he has no comment at this time on future thoughts or plans for the building.

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