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.


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.


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.


Anabel Guzman

Angélica N. González

Youth Advocate & Our Gente Support

Samantha Gomez

Youth Advocate & Our Gente Program Coordinator

Briana Bellamy

Program Manager

Summer Rae Worsham

Youth Advocate

Gary Vincent

Executive Director



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