The River Center was founded in 2010 as a way to encourage the creation of a unified dynamic and caring community which sustains and supports one another. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that consists of twelve outreach programs and hundreds of volunteers. 


Heather Paulson, Executive Director


Mrs. Paulson joined the River Center in 2013, but was volunteering in the school outreach programs prior to that. She was promoted to the Executive Director position in March 2016. Mrs. Paulson worked in the graphic design field for 15 years prior to joining the River Center. 

Liz Gabuardi, Assistant Director


Liz moved to Colorado in 2001 from California and has been a New Castle resident since 2007. She dedicated her time to the New Castle Cub Scouts as the Committee Chairman for three years. She began volunteering at the River Center in 2016 and joined the River Center staff in January 2018. Prior to this, Liz had worked retail for over 10 years in customer service, including two years in Human Resources. 

Claritza Marenco, Life Assistance Facilitator


Board of Directors

Kayla Toews, President

Laura Barbieur, Treasurer

Angela Meraz, Secretary

Troy Feese

Emily Jack-Scott

Brenda Kaiser



  • Catholic Charities

  • Salvation Army

  • The ROC (Reach Out Colorado)

  • Feed My Sheep

  • The Lions Club

  • Kathryn Senor Elementary

  • Elk Creek Elementary

  • Cactus Valley Elementary

  • Riverside Middle School

  • Coal Ridge High School

  • Wells Fargo

  • City Market

  • 88 Grill

  • Two Corona's

  • New Castle Chamber

  • New Castle Garden Club

  • New Castle Gardens

  • Talbott Enterprises Inc.

  • New Hope Church



Tel. 970.984.4333

PO Box 272

126 N. 4th street

New Castle, CO 81647



Monday: 9:00 - 12:00

Tuesday: 9:00 - 12:00

Wednesday: 9:00 - 12:00

Thursday: 9:00 - 12:00 




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