Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome Back Center Information Session for Internationally-Trained Nurses - August 15

DHHS Welcome Back Center 
Information Session for Internationally-Trained Nurses

August 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
8630 Fenton Street, 10th Floor, Silver Spring
Register online HERE by August 4

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apply Today to the Community Advocacy Institute!

Are you interested in learning how to be an advocate for your community?

Apply today to the Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute (formerly the Leadership Development Institute).

The CAI includes a series of FREE workshops featuring elected officials, local advocates, and issue experts.


Applications due August 25

To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $54,000 or less.

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Register Today for the Single Parent Conference on August 12 - FREE!

Community Action is a proud co-sponsor of the 
2017 Single Parent Conference

August 12, 8 am - 3:30 pm

Montgomery College Rockville Campus

Register online HERE by July 28

This event is FREE.  Respite care will be available for participants.

The conference includes workshops on a variety of topics: money management, home and vehicle maintenance, family and personal issues, career, and education.

Please click HERE to learn more or send email to

Monday, July 17, 2017

Register Your Child for Head Start/PreK at the TESS Center on July 25

Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) staff from Montgomery County Public Schools will be at the TESS Center to register children for Head Start/PreK and answer parents' questions.

Tuesday, July 25, 9 am - 3 pm

The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring

To schedule an appointment, please call 901-230-0676

To learn more about MCPS Head Start/PreK, please click HERE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Register Today for the Long Branch Leadership Training Program!

Are you interested in learning how to improve your community?

Please join the National Hispanic Council on Aging, Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services, and the Montgomery County Community Action Agency’s Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center for a Free 2-Day Training


*Training will be conducted in Spanish

Learn about important issues affecting older Hispanic adults, their families, and caregivers.

August 15 & 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring Room
One Veterans Place

To register, please click HERE or send email to by August 7

To request special accommodations or for more information, please call NHCOA at 202-347-9733. TTY users call MD Relay (711)


Monday, July 10, 2017

VITA Program Now Preparing Amended, Prior Year and Current Year Tax Returns for Low-Income Residents

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017
Community Action VITA Program Now Preparing
Amended, Prior Year and Current Year
Tax Returns for Low-Income Residents

The Community Action Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partnership, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is now scheduling appointments through October 31 for amended, prior year and current year tax returns. VITA’s free tax preparation services are exclusively for Montgomery County residents. To qualify, residents must have incomes of less than $54,000.

Appointments are currently available on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Takoma-East Silver Spring Center, located at 8513 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Action Agency offices, located at 1401 Rockville Pike in Rockville. Appointments are available on July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Rockville location.    To schedule an appointment online, please visit or call 240-777-1123. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).

Through the VITA program, residents can apply for or renew an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ITINs not used on a federal income tax return at least once in the past three years will expire December 31, 2017.  Affected taxpayers who expect to file a tax return in 2018 must submit a renewal application.  For more information, visit the ITIN website at .

Since 2008, Community Action has provided the only free, year-round tax preparation program in Montgomery County. In tax year 2016, the VITA program filed tax returns for 2,204 county households, totaling more than $5.4 million in refunds and credits to taxpayers.

To learn more about the County’s free tax services and other financial education resources for low-income residents, please visit or call 3-1-1/ TTY users: MD Relay (711).