The TESS Center is located at: 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD. 20901. Telephone: 301-565-7675. Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 PM 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings for Legal Aid only. (Registration 6:00 to 7:00 PM). No appointment is needed. It is recommended that customers call prior to going into to office. Some of the offerings at the Center include: abused persons counseling (first and third Wednesday of the month); acceptance of senior citizen metrobus discount cards; assistance applying for public and private benefits and in completing forms and applications; bilingual (Spanish/English) information and referral on government and community programs and resources; certified translations of birth, death and baptism records; free income tax (VITA)preparation for low/moderate income households (Tuesday evenings, February - April, by appointment only); free consultations with lawyers regarding civil issues for low/moderate income households (first and third Wednesday evenings of the month); free notary public; interpretation (Spanish/English); Judy Center preschool playgroup (Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 AM); sale of Ride On Bus Youth Cruiser passes and voter registration.