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.


Jacob Agamao

LGBTQ+ Services Coordinator

Joey Torres

Youth Advocate

Summer Rae Worsham

Foster Service Coordinator

Lesa Rubalcava

Friday Night Live Program Prevention Specialist

Richelle Santoya

Friday Night Live Program Manager

Mellisa Leong

Foster Liaison



CSEC Training

The Epicenter and Hartnell's Independent Living Program would like to present a youth prevention training on CSEC (commercial …

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: …