Permanent presence in the city to be established
A temporary office for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation
Services (SRS) is opening in Greensburg, Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced
The Greensburg Service Center will open for business on Monday, August 20th.
“We want to make sure the people of Greensburg who need the services
provided by SRS don’t have to travel to get them. This is yet another sign of
our state’s continuing commitment to Greensburg and the surrounding area,” said
A temporary office trailer has been placed on the property of Iroquois
Community Mental Health Center at 608 E. Grant. The SRS Greensburg Service
Center, previously located at 117 North Main, was destroyed in the tornado. As
the rebuilding efforts of Greensburg continue, SRS will work to establish a
permanent office location.
”One of my biggest concerns since the tornado struck has been that low income
families, disabled individuals, and seniors simply do not have the resources to
rebuild their lives from scratch,” said Rep. Dennis McKinney (D-Greensburg).
“With the assistance of a dedicated, highly skilled staff at SRS, we are cutting
through red tape to ensure that those who need government aid get it as quickly
The office will be staffed by three SRS employees. One employee will be Deb
Adolph, a Greensburg resident. Deb’s home was destroyed by the tornado, and she
is currently living in a trailer in Greensburg with her two children. They plan
to rebuild in the community.
“As resident both born and raised in Greensburg, I am so grateful to the
State of Kansas for seeing the need to reopen our local office,” said Deb
Adolph. “It is an honor to be one of those selected to assist with the recovery
efforts. If there ever was a time for the community to really feel the
empowerment for adult self-sufficiency and protection to the children, more than
ever that time is now.”
The Greensburg Service Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Residents of Greensburg and the surrounding area will be able to
access all SRS services at the office including food and cash assistance.
Individuals needing more information about services may call the Greensburg
Service Center at 620-723-3321.