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The Epicenter

The Epicenter


Youth Organizations & Centers Social & Human Services for Individuals & Families Non-Profit Organizations Family, Community & Civic Organizations


Mission Statement: The Epicenter exists to empower At-Promise 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. 

Description: The Epicenter is a youth led, youth run center that has a wide variety of programming that focuses on youth development; Youth Council (foster youth support services), Our Gente (LGBTQ+ support services) and Friday Night Live (Drug and alcohol prevention), Epicenter also has drop-in services for youth ages 16-24 to assist with locating resources based on our 4 pillars; Housing, Education, Health & Wellness and Employment.


Richelle Santoya
Executive Director

Sam Gomez
Deputy Director

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