The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has announced it will close nine offices throughout the state, in an effort to save money. The largest office is in the city of Lawrence. Through SRS offices low-income Kansans can apply for food stamps as well as mental health and medical services. The offices also provide child protective services. Local officials and social service groups have been protesting the decision. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, hundreds gathered at a meeting in Lawrence last night (MON) to voice their concerns over the closing.