Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VITA Scheduling Appointments for Amended & Prior Year Taxes - Now through Oct. 31

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Free Income Tax Preparation Program     

*For Montgomery County residents earning $54,000 or less per year.


 Tuesdays, 11 AM – 4 PM
TESS Center: 8513 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring
Fridays, 11 AM – 4 PM

MidCounty Regional Center: 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton

311 or 240-777-0311

If you need special accommodations, please call 240-777-1697. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Important Information for Applicants on the HOC Waiting List

For County Residents and Service Providers:

Anyone who registered for the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) wait list last year must now renew and update his/her application.

Steps to renew or cancel the HOC Housing Path application:
1.   Applicant logs in to their online account at,
2.  Once logged in, the applicant must confirm or cancel their wait list application:
  •           If the applicant wants to remain on the wait list, they should click the “Keep Application” button and complete their application update.
  •          If the applicant does not want to remain on the wait list, they should click the “Cancel My Application” button and confirm the cancellation of their application.

If an applicant’s personal information has changed, they need to make these updates on the “Account Information” and “Application” pages of the HOC Housing Path website.  Please note that a valid email address is required to update an application.  If the applicant does not update his/her application within 30 days of the one year anniversary of the application date, the application will expire.

If you have any questions, please contact the HOC Housing Path hotline at (240) 627- 9800 or

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 19 & 20: Town Hall Meetings on Building Relationship Between the Community and Police

Montgomery County to Host Public and Law Enforcement Joint Town Hall Meetings; Public Encouraged to Join Dialogue about the Importance of a Respectful and Trusting Relationship Between Police and the Community

Montgomery County will host two joint town hall meetings to encourage further dialogue about gun violence and work toward the goal of a Montgomery County free of hostility, with enhanced safety for everyone in our community. This initiative is in response to recent events in St. Anthony, Minnesota; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Dallas, Texas.

The meetings will be held Tuesday, July 19, at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 7 p.m. and on Wednesday July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown.  

Participating in the discussion will be the Montgomery County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Office of Human Rights, the Faith Community Working Group, and the Montgomery County Police Department.

These meetings have the full support of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Committee on Hate Violence and the Black Minister’s Conference. All are invited to join the important dialogue at these meetings.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Head Start/ Pre-K Registration Events at TESS July 21 & 28

Register your child for Head Start/ Pre-K at the TESS Center

July 21 & July 28, 9 AM - 4 PM

*Please Note: Walk-in registration for Head Start/Pre-K is available Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road in Rockville. 

For more information about Head Start/Pre-K, please click HERE or call 240-230-0676.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Community Action VITA Program Recruiting Volunteers

Community Action VITA is now recruiting volunteers for the 2016 Tax Season.  

Volunteers will serve as tax preparers, greeters, interpreters, resource navigators, schedulers, site coordinators, and quality reviewers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers will receive free training and serve at multiple sites throughout the County.

For more information, please call 240-777-1123. 

Please click HERE to complete a volunteer application online.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Community Action Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Maryland Coordinator Position

Are you looking for a full-time position for 2016-2017?
Are you interested in volunteer recruitment and development?

Do you want to help support the VITA Program and expand food and nutrition outreach in the County?
Apply today for the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator position at Montgomery County Community Action!

For more information, please call 240-777-1697.  
Please click HERE to download the VMC application.  Completed applications must be submitted to or to by August 8th.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Montgomery College to Host Nursing Immersion Days on July 25 and 28

Community Action partner, Montgomery College, will host two Nursing Immersion Days on July 25 and 28. Those interested in pursuing a career in nursing can learn more about the field and the nursing programs offered at the College.  

To register, please click HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mary's Center Hosts Orientation Sessions on Healthcare Options for the Uninsured

The Mary's Center will host free orientation sessions throughout the month of July for uninsured residents interested in applying for Medical Assistance or healthcare through the ACA.

*A Mary's Center staff person will be at the TESS Center on Thursday, July 7th, from 10 - 11 AM to answer questions about the upcoming sessions.

For more information, please call 202-570-9697 or click HERE.

Mary's Center Offers Services to Victims of Domestic Violence at TESS



Mary's Center, a health and social services organization serving Washington DC, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, will host a domestic violence support group at the TESS Center on July 13 from 10 AM - 12 PM.  

This session is part of an ongoing partnership between the TESS Center and Mary’s Center.  Staff from Mary’s Center offer services at TESS on a monthly basis and provide daily services to victims of domestic violence at various locations throughout the DC-area.  For more information, please call 202-483-8196 or click HERE

 What: Domestic Violence Support Group

When: Wednesday, July 13, 10 AM - 12 PM

Where: The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

For more information about this program, please call 202-740-8409.

*The group will be conducted in Spanish with interpretation in other languages available upon request.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Community Action VITA Program Recruiting Volunteer MD Coordinator

Are you looking for a full-time position for 2016-2017?
Are you interested in developing a volunteer program here in the County?
Apply today for the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator position at Montgomery County Community Action!

The Community Action Agency VITA Program is now accepting applications for the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator (VMC) position for 2016-2017.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program.  
The VMC service year begins on September 14th and concludes on August 1st.  VMCs are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service during the term.  
For more information, please call 240-777-1697.  
Please click HERE to download the VMC application.  Completed applications must be submitted to by July 15th.