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Newsroom Wamego and Abilene SRS Offices to Close
4/13/2010

Topeka – The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) offices located in Wamego and Abilene will close effective April 30, 2010.


The decision to close the offices was made as part of ongoing efforts to provide services and supports to Kansans in need through the most efficient and cost effective means.   The Wamego and Abilene locations were chosen for closure due to small caseload sizes, close proximity to other SRS offices, and the increased ability to provide services outside of the traditional office setting. 


“We are really focusing on the idea of universal access – of being able to serve our customers in non traditional ways.  In many instances, customers can contact their caseworkers online or by phone to apply for or manage services,” said SRS Secretary Don Jordan.  “The physical location of an office does not hinder our ability to provide services.”


Persons currently served in Wamego and Abilene will not experience any service disruptions.


Current customers served by the Wamego office located at 902 W Fifth Street will be served by caseworkers in the Manhattan SRS Office after April 30, unless they choose to receive services from another SRS office.  General information and applications are available at Three Rivers, Inc, 504 Miller Dr in Wamego.


Current customers served by the Abilene office located at 505 NW Third Street will be served by caseworkers in the Junction City SRS Office after April 30, unless they choose to receive services from another SRS office.  General information and applications are available at the Dickinson County Health Department at 1001 W Brady and at Heartland Programs/HeadStart at 505 NW 3rd St, Suite #2 in Abilene.


In addition, SRS services can be accessed at http://srs.ks.gov or by calling toll free 1-888-369-4777.