Single-office location offers easy access, added security and inviting space
TOPEKA – In an ongoing effort to identify efficiencies with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to welcome Winfield-area clients to our newly-renovated Winfield Service Center. The service center previously occupied two buildings. It has now been consolidated to a single facility. The facility will be open to the public beginning Monday, July 11. This is a consolidation of space only. No staffing levels were cut.
The newly-renovated building is at 122 W. 19th Ave. The office where most public service has been provided for several years, 1809 Main St., is in the process of being closed and will no longer be open to the public after July 8. The two buildings sit side by side, separated by an alley.
Signs are posted at both buildings to help direct visitors. Staff will move materials from one building to the other throughout the day on July 8 and 11.
By consolidating DCF services into one building, the agency is reducing approximately half the space occupied. Secretary Gilmore says not only will the consolidation result in lower rent and utility costs, but DCF will more efficiently operate in one upgraded facility.
“We are excited to offer this updated facility to our clients, continuing an initiative started several years ago called Project Refresh,” Secretary Gilmore said. “We strive to provide service centers that are welcoming and professional. The Winfield Service Center now meets this standard.”
Benefits of the new facility include improved security, updated facilities and all services in a single building for improved efficiency and access.
Since the two buildings share the same parking lot, parking for the public will be generally the same. Visitors are encouraged to park on the western portion of the lot, closer to the building open to the public.