• A Place to Learn – Slide 1
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 1
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 1
  • A Place to Learn – Slide 2
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 2
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 2

Welcome to The Next Stop!

Located in Suwanee, Georgia, The Next Stop provides opportunities for our members to socialize, enjoy recreation, and continue to learn three afternoons a week.

Surrounded by peers and mentors, members of The Next Stop enjoy stimulating afternoons laughing and enjoying friendships in a fulfilling and challenging way. We are a vibrant program offering high quality group activities, learning opportunities and personalized mentorship to our members!

Our Program

Having a place to belong and a place to enjoy friendships is important to all of us! Read more...


Our Vision

What happens when the school bus stops coming? The Next Stop! Read more...


Our Beginning

Based on their own family's needs, The LaRoche's knew they had been called to a mission beyond their wildest dreams. Read more...



Big or small, your gift makes a difference.

14th Annual Golf, Dinner, and Wine Event

In order to follow all guidelines regarding the possible spread of COVID-19, The Next Stop's 14th annual Golf, Dinner and Wine event is postponed until September 28, 2020.

Registration will re-open August 2020

$10,000 Cash Raffle

The $10,000 Cash Raffle drawing date has been extended to September 28, 2020. The winning ticket will be drawn at our 14th annual Golf, Dinner and Wine event.

Trey has loved Next Stop from day one, and being able to stay in touch with his Next Stop family during the COVID-19 pandemic has made all the difference for him. The Next Stop immediately began Zoom groups for their members and reminded them that they are not "stuck" at home but "safe" at home. Hearing that message and being with his friends online, has helped him to better understand the situation and deal with his emotions. Listening to his conversations and helping him with his Next Stop projects and activities has helped us understand his perspective and has created a new kind of conversation in our house. We are forever grateful to The Next Stop team!

Check out all of the fun at The Next Stop!

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Members have found the chat button on Zoom!   Being apart from their friends has been tough.
Member 1:  Love Everyone!
Member 2:  Love you too!
Member 3:  I miss my Next Stop family
Member 4:  Youre family to me
Member 5:  I love you guys!

Comment on Facebook

Kim, are they not having zoom meetings this week?

that was alot of fun and I am excited about doing more zoom with everyone next month

I miss everyone

Praying that we will all be together again soon.

Hooray for family members who make it possible for their Next Stop member to participate in our virtual cooking sessions.  Here’s a few of the many!

Comment on Facebook

Awesome job everyone. One of the best things about this time is seeing all the family members enjoying too. So great to see the other side of a person.

Way to go everyone... it looks yummy!!! πŸ˜‹ I’m sure all your families enjoyed it!

just from watching this that day when everyone else was making this pasta dish I started getting hungry and cooked myself some spaghetti with meat sauce, parm cheese . πŸ™‚ way to go Stephanie I'm happy for you πŸ™‚

Nicely done !!!! You should all be proud of your dishes !!!!

Job well done TNS members and families!

It’s delicious pasta salad!

after I watched everyone cook this pasta salad last Thursday I started getting hungry and cooked me, my momma Debbie some spaghetti that night at 4:00pm

Looks delicious

Great job πŸ‘ πŸ‘ everyone.

way to go Sarah Jaye and Stephanie I am very happy for you πŸ™‚ after watching everyone doing this I started getting hungry, made myself some spaghetti with parm cheese πŸ™‚

I'm very happy for you Sarah Jaye and Stephanie πŸ™‚ after I watched everyone doing this I started getting hungry and cooking myself some spaghetti

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So happy to have Fit Frenzy Studio, LLC in our Zoom Room leading exercise workouts with our members!  Thank you Miss Tammy😊

Comment on Facebook

I always have fun doing cardio with her alot because I tell her about it on Facebook . so thank you Mrs. Tamara its always fun getting my exercise in with you to help me to lose my weight . see you next time rather if its on zoom or at the next stop whenever its safe πŸ™‚

Yay! I'm glad you all enjoy our classes!

Thank you!!! I know our members enjoyed it!!!

Sarah love this ❀️ and looks forward to it.

Loved it

Thank you Miss Tammy!

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What’s more satisfying than the feeling of a job well done?!  Spinach/bacon quiche for dinner 😊

Comment on Facebook

Well done πŸ‘

Looks yummy!

Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Great job guys!

Nice job everyone.


Looks delicious

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Volunteer Mr. Jim and his daughter Emma win best Pictionary drawing on a Zoom whiteboard!  Showed us all up 😊

Comment on Facebook

Loved having Emma join us for a fun day of Pictionary ❣️

It was really Emma!

Way to go Jim and Emma!

Nice job.

A great Zoom session creating Father’s Day cards.  Everyone focused and working hard.  Crafting is the most quiet virtual activity we ever do!  πŸ€—

Comment on Facebook

I was at work when Brian made his and he didn’t show it to me before he hid it from his dad. I can’t wait to see it on Sunday!!

see you next week on zoom I can't wait to participate in next weeks activities next week πŸ™‚

While at The Next Stop, members rotate through the dish clean up following our daily cooking activity. Ms. Katrina leads this part of the day and has taught them well. She and all of us are proud to see our members doing such a good job while in their home kitchens.

Comment on Facebook

I don't mind putting the dishes in the dishwasher for it to wash them but I just don't like putting them away because I am afraid that the breakables will fall out of my hands and break when they are wet so that's why I don't like putting them away after them washing in the dish washer .

I’m very proud of you guysπŸ€—

Way to go everyone πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»



Good job guys!

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A few more casseroles that were prepared by our members and served to their families last week😊

Comment on Facebook

Yummy! I'm sure their families are glad they get a day off in the kitchen!

That’s some good cooking going on! Smells so good. 😍

Awesome! Way to go guys, these look yummy!

This was delicious!

They look yummy!

Looks great!

You all did a great job!πŸ˜‹

Awesome Job young Lady!

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Finding the good in The Next Stop cooking via Zoom....members making dinner for their families!  Twenty four  β€œClucky Cheesy Rice” casseroles were enjoyed last week.

Comment on Facebook

It was so yummy and Rachel was so proud! We appreciate everything you all do.

What a nice treat to make dinner for your families! Well doneπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

I did a live Zoom cooking lesson with my STRIVE kids also! It was so fun!

I was going to participate in this with everyone but i didn't have any room in the kitchen for me and my momma Debbie to work together so maybe my momma Debbie and I can work on it together, send it in πŸ™‚

Way to go guys... those look yummy!!! πŸ˜‹

I got the night off from cooking dinner! Thanks!

Love those smiling faces and would love a bite of that cheesy casserole too!😊

Great job everyone. They all look yummyπŸ˜‹

Ty and Dawn did an awesome job on ours!

Looks good!

Good job members!

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One very cool thing about Next Stop Zoom sessions is when families peek in and enjoy activities alongside their member.  πŸ€—β€οΈ

Comment on Facebook

the only time my momma Debbie does is when we are cooking at home the rest of the time she lets me be on zoom in my religion room with my personal space like we have been talking about .

Yes, I love how the family members are able to participate with us some!

Preparing to do our recipe in our home kitchens! Thank you to our fabulous families who make sure ingredients are bought, utensils have been collected and recipe is printed.

Comment on Facebook

I have a similar house! My room is upstairs and to the left, I kept some TNS t shirts also! Love it!

Way to go members! You will all be Chefs soon!

OOOOOH... Looks some Banana Pudding coming up!

Comment on Facebook

I Love “The Next Stop” and all of their Members, Families and Staff!”❀️❀️❀️

Mr. Lawrence is always so much fun!

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