Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS)
Community Action Center

8703 Flower Avenue, ​Silver Spring, MD 20901 

Directions to TESS

240-773-8260,  TTY users, call 711 

TESS Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12 – 1 p.m.
Walk-In Hours: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Appointments available Tuesday - Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m.
*Staff teleworking Monday and Friday afternoons

TESS 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. 

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Mission: The mission of the Montgomery County Community Action Agency is to advance social and economic mobility among communities and neighbors through services, partnerships, and advocacy using an equity lens.