Potomac Center Receives Provisional License


The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a six month provisional license to the Potomac Center in Hampshire County. 

A news release says the license will allow the Center to open cottages to house eight children ages five to 21 years of age. Earlier this year 24 children were moved from the Center after allegations of physical and sexual abuse surface.

The Center serves children and adults with disabilities. DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen Bowling says the department has worked with the Center to make changes that ensure it meets all criteria for licensing and has appropriate guidelines in place.

The release says the Bureau will visit the Center frequently to conduct safety check and review procedures.