Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Action Center

Mission: To reduce poverty, increase self-sufficiency and empower Montgomery County residents by​ providing or linking them with services and resources.


Update on TESS Services

*Updated January 3, 2022
The Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Action Center is closed for walk-in services until further notice.  Staff are available via phone and email during regular business hours.  Please call 240-773-8260 for more information. 



8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
TTY users, call MD Relay: 711

TESS Brochure in  EnglishSpanish, and  Amharic

The Community Action Agency's TESS Center is a walk-in site serving Montgomery County residents. Its information and referrals, social service assistance, interpretation and translation, education, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and legal services are delivered in partnership with nonprofits, public agencies and community groups. As one of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network sites in the community, the TESS Center aims to bring County programs and services to residents in a convenient, easy to find location.

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TESS Center Senior Social TESS Center Senior Social
TESS Center Summer Meals Program TESS Center Summer Meals Program
The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger.

For over 30 years, the Holiday Giving Project (HGP) of Montgomery County, Maryland, has provided Thanksgiving and December holiday assistance to low-income households.
County Executive Leggett Honors the TESS Center TESS Center staff receive certificates of appreciation

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