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.


Online Services

The Epicenter supports with Housing, Health/Wellness, Employment and Education. Here are some online resources to …

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.


Lesa Rublacava

Friday Night Live Program Prevention Specialist

Richelle Santoya

Friday Night Live Program Manager

Mellisa Leong

Foster Liaison

Angélica N. González

Youth Advocate & Our Gente Coordinator

Samantha Gomez

Youth Advocate, Drop in Service Coordinator & Administrative Support

Gary Vincent

Executive Director



CYC is Recruiting!

 The Epicenter currently hosts CYC’s Monterey chapter. Meeting are the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:45 pm – …

New Hours

MORE BIG NEWS: The Epicenter is changing hours again!! Our new, new hours of operation will now be Tuesdays-Fridays from 12: …

Art Night

                                                    OUR GENTE AND CONEXIONES PRESENT: LGBTQ+ Art Night: Art for El …