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Rosalinda Rivera was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She was recently recognized by style magazine as a Top 40 under 40 young leaders making an impacted in the city of Richmond for a better change.

Volunteering is a part of her everyday life, from coaching for the YMCA to founding Sports Challenge an outreach of New Life For Youth. Her heart and her passion is helping people. Sports Challenge host sports camps throughout the city of Richmond in the most devastated communities impacted by crime and drugs. Each child at no cost is given the opportunity to learn about a sport while engaging in prevention and ultimately encouraging them to make right choices.

She has led mission trips around the world bringing aid to literally tens of thousands of children and families in third world countries. During the tragedy of September 11th, she organized fundraising efforts delivering over $10,000 in financial aid to the Red Cross. When Katrina hit the gulf coast, Rosalinda immediately coordinated relief efforts locally. With the help of a local pilot and plane she was privileged to deliver a plane full of diapers, bottles, and blankets as well as financial aid to desperate families.


Today she serves as Executive Director of New Life For Youth. She continues the vision of her parents, Victor and Carmen Torres which began over 47 years ago.

Through her efforts New Life For Youth has grown into one of Virginia’s strongest charitable organizations. New Life For Youth currently has 135 beds dedicated to people who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Rosalinda speaks to groups on prevention and shares the vision of New Life For Youth with groups such as Rotary, Chambers, Kiwanis and public schools.


She has been recognized by the Richmond Police Department for her impact on the city as well as her volunteering efforts for the last four years with Sergeant Santa distributing over 15,000 toys to children in our city. Rosalinda and Carlos Rivera celebrate 20 loving years of marriage. They enjoy traveling, reading, drinking coffee, eating Mexican food, making each other laugh, walking their dog, but most of all they enjoy being parents.

All three of their children serve the community through the various outreach programs of New Life For Youth.

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New Life Center is a residential, Christian-based training center for people with life-controlling problems. We are a non-profit organization that has helped change the lives of countless people from all over the United States and Puerto Rico. Our spiritual program helps those from all walks of life, many whom have struggled with alcohol, drug addiction and other life controlling issues for much of their lives.

The purpose of New Life is not only to save, but to change lives. We are showing men and women there is hope by encouraging their education in the areas of academic and Biblical studies. We are preparing them to be more productive members in the community through a strong foundation in the Word of God and a proper understanding of Christian principles. This enables them to become contributing members of their families and communities, bringing the strength of Christ and the message of salvation to the World.



New Life For Youth has been reaching out to addicted women since 1971.  During the Mercy House program women are given the love, care and support to overcome addiction, abuse, eating disorders, self harm and sexual trafficking.  


This Christ-centered program is a comprehensive solution for the drug epidemic.  The Mercy Moms House gives restored mothers an opportunity to be reconnected with their children in a safe and supportive environment.

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Helping women discover their true beauty in Christ. Bella Women's Ministry Gatherings are open to all women from all churches and walks of life. Come out and be a part of Richmond's fastest growing women's ministry and grow with us! We know that when women gather together, to worship, to pray, to listen to inspired teaching, to become friends, to laugh and share, then incredible things happen! #don'tdolifealone #bellasarebettertogether




A partnership is several people joining together to accomplish a task or meet a need that is greater than what they could do on their own. Being a partner with Rosalinda Rivera Ministries is as simple as making a commitment to regularly support the ministry through your giving and prayer. Most people choose to give monthly, however, you may choose weekly or another option.

There is no dollar figure necessary to become a Rosalinda Rivera Ministries partner. Many people don’t have the time or the ability to travel around the world, but they are able to provide financial support—whatever the amount—and become a big part of reaching others for Christ.


It’s incredible what happens when a lot of people decide to “do what they can.”We each do our part, then God adds His part and together, we make a huge impact.

  • Supports our missions arm, New Life For Youth which has reached over 20,000 hurting men and women, which provides over 300,000 meals a year to hungry children and families, provide support and housing for single mothers, provide hope and healing for victims of sexual trafficking and drug addiction, and literally rebuild people’s lives. And this is just a glimpse!

  • Provide teaching and resources as we reach the globe for Christ!

  • You’ll receive free resources from Rosalinda.

  • You’ll receive monthly newsletters and prayer lists so you can be an informed part of changing the lives of others.

  • You’ll also receive continued prayer from Carlos, Rosalinda and our prayer teams. And we all know how valuable prayer is!


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Rosalinda Rivera and her husband Carlos Rivera are associate pastors of New Life Outreach International Church in Richmond, VA Founded by Victor and Carmen Torres, New Life is a vibrant community of believers from over 40 countries. 


With a passion for outreach, evangelism and world missions New Life Outreach International is now the mother to other churches in New York, Alabama, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Ghana, West Africa, Dominican Republic, and Peru. The vision is to take the gospel message to every country of the world and throughout the United States, making disciples and planting new ministries of outreach to the glory of God.