TESS Community Action Center moves to new offices

The Takoma-East Silver Spring Community Action Center has moved from Piney Branch Road to new offices at 8703 Flower Ave., officials said.

The TESS Community Action Center is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and has served the Long Branch community for 50 years.

Walk-in offices can help connect residents with county services, nonprofit programs, and other resources, providing housing assistance, childcare assistance, assistance with programs such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid, IRS Voluntary Tax Assistance, and legal services, in English, Spanish, Amharic, and Farsi.

“I have worked with TESS for decades and understand firsthand how valuable they are to Montgomery County,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a news release. “I am proud of their service and thank them for the crucial role they play in improving county health and equity outcomes while enriching the lives of those they serve.”

TESS also works with other county agencies on local emergencies, such as fires or floods.

The center is open Monday through Friday, with appointment times available from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments are available Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 240.777.8260.

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