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.


Angélica N. González

Youth Advocate & Our Gente Support

Samantha Gomez

Youth Advocate & Our Gente Program Coordinator

Gary Vincent

Executive Director



Carr Lake Visioning & Planting Day

At the end of 2017 Carr Lake Partners, in conjunction with Big Sur Land Trust agreed to set up a subcommittee to focus on …

Third Annual Spooktacular BBQ!

Please join The Epicenter for our Third Annual Spooktacular BBQ!   Invite all the ghouls and …

California Youth Connection

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led organization that develops youth leaders who empower each other and their …