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Find your underlying potential

The Epicenter exists to empower at risk and system involved youth ages 16-24 to flourish by connecting them to community resources that provide opportunities for equity and hope in order to improve youth outcomes in Monterey County.

The Epicenter is a replication of the VOICES centers in Napa and Sonoma Counties. We are a youth led and youth-run organization that works towards empowering at risk youth by providing them with a one-stop resource center. One of the ways we are able to provide multiple resources is by having co-located staff on site. Co-located staff are employees of other agencies that provide their services at our center. We provide the connection to resources like housing, education, employment, and mental/physical health and wellness.

SERVICES

On-Site Services

The Epicenter provides referrals and assistance to those in need. Our On-Site Services revolve around 4 pillars which are Housing, Health/Wellness, Education and Employment.

Volunteer

Seeking a meaningful way to give back to the community? The Epicenter Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your interests, skills, and time availability. Let us know your interest and schedule and we’ll find a match.

Co-Located Staff

The Epicenter partners with other organizations to bring their services under our roof which ensures success with youth in the community.

OUR TEAM

Samantha Gomez

Youth Advocate & Program Coordinator for Our Gente

Kayshla Lopez

Youth Advocate

Briana Bellamy

Summer Rae

Youth Advocate

Gary Vincent

Executive Director

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FEATURED EVENTS

Weekly Happenings

Weekly Happenings May 30th - June 8thEpicenter will be CLOSED for our Annual Planning Week! …

Video Game Tournament

Video Game Tournament Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Video game tournaments are open to all youth! Drop by the Epicenter …

Mid-Week Speak

Mid-Week Speak Every Other Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mid-Week Speak is open to students 15 and older, …

LGBTQ+ Movie Night

Stop by the Epicenter and join Our Gente Movie Night! We will be showing But I'm A Cheerleader! (rated R)  Thursday, May …

Adventure Teens

The Epicenter's First Outdoor Summer Camp! Get ready to sleep under the stars, hike in the wilderness, make music with …

CODE BLUE an Epicenter BBQ

May is known as Foster Care Awareness Month. On May 24, The Epicenter will stand in unity with the people who have been …