Rosa Linda Rivera, the executive director for the New Life For Youth program, says the money made at these two locations goes back into the community and to support the programs services.
“It helps us with our prevention programs, it helps us with our food bank,” Rivera said. “So if you come to our car wash, not only are you changing the lives of young guys, but a family of five is fed through our car wash.”view post
Virginia’s Governor's Award – New Life for Youth has successfully assisted broken families by providing spiritual, educational and job training for Virginians with substance abuse and other life-controlling addictions. Thousands of students have made significant life...view post
Rosalinda Rivera, 38 Executive Director, New Life For Youth For Rosalinda Rivera, helping others is in the genes. As executive director of the nonprofit New Life For Youth, she's taken over where founders Victor and Carmen Torres, her parents, left off. A graduate of...view post
Rosalinda Rivera with New Life For Youth said she was not surprised Chesterfield Police arrested three young men earlier this week and charged each of them with recruiting a juvenile for a street gang.view post
“Us kids grew up there with all these guys and girls coming in off the street, and we used to give up our beds,” recalls Rosalinda Rivera, Torres’ daughter and co-director of the church’s New Life for Youth program. “We would sleep on the floor.view post
Movie depicts Richmond pastor's path out of heroin addiction, gang life By LAURA KEBEDE Richmond Times-Dispatch Victor is more than a name. It’s a statement of character in the life of Richmond Pastor Victor Torres, who is the subject of a new movie “Victor” being...view post
All of the items are new, shiny, and some are even on sale. However, this store is different from other furniture stores.
“Every purchase saves a life,” said Rivera.
They save the lives of all the young ladies who work inside the store. In fact, the ladies run the store, managing everything from its layout to pricing.
The ladies are part of the Mercy House, which is operated by the faith-based New Life for Youth charity, which started 44 years ago by Rosalinda Rivera’s parents, Victor and Carmen Torres.view post
“We are extremely grateful to Jeff Small and the entire Rio Car Wash team for this very generous donation, said Rosalind Rivera, Executive Director of New Life for Youth. “Support from area businesses like Rio Car Wash is crucial in allowing us to carry out our mission.”view post
Rivera, who has a background in retail, is the daughter of Victor and Carmen Torres, who founded New Life 43 years ago. Over the years, the faith-based organization has served more than 10,000 people from around the country, most in their 20s and 30s.view post
Here, people who struggle with addiction learn job skills as they learn to live a sober life. The charity is partially funded by Furniture For Change, a retail store that helps sustain New Life For Youth through social enterprise, an idea fostered by Rosalinda, the youngest entrepreneur ever to own and operate mall-based retail stores in the Richmond, Virginia area.view post