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Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Community Action Center

A Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NON) Site

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

8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Main: 240-773-8260
TTY users, please 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.

NEW! Free Summer Meals for Children

The TESS is now serving as a walk-in summer meals site.  Children may receive free lunches June 24 - August 23, M - F, 11 am - 1 pm

TESS Summer Meals TESS Summer Meals Spanish Flyer

NEW! Apply Today to Serve as the Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member at TESS!


Applications Due July 22 

Volunteer Maryland is now accepting applications for an AmeriCorps Member (ACM) to serve at TESS from September 2019 through July 2020.  The ACM will conduct volunteer recruitment, training, and management, helping support Community Action's "whole family" approach at TESS.  Please click HERE to learn more. 


Open to the Public: Monday - Wednesday and Friday, 9 am - 3 pm/ Thursday, 9 am - 12 pm
Appointments: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 1 - 3 pm
(Triage, appointments, assessment, problem solving)
Free Legal Services: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (Registration from 6 - 7 pm.  
(Space is limited)
15-minute legal consultations provided by the Montgomery County Bar Foundation
Pro Bono Program


Please click  HERE  for directions to the TESS Center.




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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