Montgomery County Community Action Agency
2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 238, Wheaton, MD 20902
The Montgomery County Community Action Agency (CAA), the County’s federally-designated anti-poverty agency, is part of Montgomery’s County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Affairs, and a member of the National Community Action Partnership. The Community Action Agency addresses needs of low-income residents in the County through programs designed to stabilize and strengthen families and communities:
- The Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Center – CAA’s “walk-in” TESS Center is a “Neighborhood Opportunity Network” site serving the diverse, low-income community of Long Branch. Its information and referrals, social service assistance, interpretation and translation, education, “VITA” and legal services are delivered in partnership with nonprofits, public agencies and community groups.
- Head Start – CAA is the grantee for Montgomery County’s Head Start Program, serving 648 three and four-year-olds, in partnership with its delegate, MCPS, and Montgomery College.
- Partner agencies – CAA provides oversight, monitoring and technical support to its assigned County contracts, working with 25+ local non-profit organizations delivering job training, legal services, clothing and food, social services, and education.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – in partnership with the IRS, and with its government, academic, and nonprofit partners, CAA coordinates free, year-round tax preparation for low-income residents.
The Community Action Board (CAB) serves in an advisory capacity to the
The CAB meets the 4th Tuesday of the month (except in July, August and December) at 7 PM at 401 Hungerford Drive in Rockville in the Tan Conference Room. B/C/C Calendar
Head Start Annual Reports: