• 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.

COVID Friendly Golf Tournament

Silent Auction

$10,000 Cash Raffle

Thank you to Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club and our very generous community of support that made The Next Stop’s 2020 fundraising a big success!

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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TODAYs the DAY!  Your gift no matter big or small is appreciated and will have a positive impact on The Next Stop as we move forward into 2021.  https://www.gagives.org/organization/The-Next-Stop-Foundation

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yes I am definitely ready to go back to the next stop again in person because I really miss all of my friends in person so that's why I have been praying every day in 2 religions that everyone follows the cv rules by wearing a mask and washing their hands often, try to stay 6 feet apart so we all can go back to the normal schedule again at the next stop and bowling, church and dance, hanging out with friends again . 🙂

Tomorrow is when the whole world unites to celebrate generosity--Giving Tuesday.  Thank you for considering The Next Stop!  Early giving happening now.  https://www.gagives.org/organization/The-Next-Stop-Foundation
Justin makes dinner for his family during our “Cooking with Karin” Zoom session. 🤩

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SO impressed! You have some amazing chefs in the TNS group!

Looks awesome Justin! Bet it was delicious!

Great job Justin! Looks very yummy.

I love Miss Karin’s pot pie and always had fun making it!! Yours looks perfect, great hot Justin!!

Way to go Justin... that looks so yummy!!!! 😋

Looks delicious!

Lookin good Justin!

Great job Justin!😋

Way to go Justin!!!!

Oooo that looks sooo good!

Whoop whoop good job Justin!

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World Wide Giving Tuesday being celebrated on December 1st.   Georgia Gives open now through then.

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I'm very happy for this 🙂

The happiest birthday wishes to our kind, generous and talented Mr. Lawrence!  Glad we could share in your special day.

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Happy birthday Mr. Lawrence. Our members really loved your birthday performance. Thanks again.

I had fun doing alot of dancing yesterday to get my steps in and calories burned off 🙂

Happy birthday! Thanks for all you do.

Happy Birthday

Happy Halloween from The Next Stop.  Who says you can’t learn a craft via Zoom?

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those are very beautiful . sorry I missed last week is because the power went off because of the storm but I will be on zoom this coming week 🙂

Way to go !!

Love it!

Great job! 🎃

Beautiful ladies!

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Our virtual family night Glimmers of Hope is tonight!  For the past 10 years, our members worked together to prepare lasagna for our annual family night.  Last year, 300 guests were fed!  This year, to carry on the tradition, members had the opportunity to make lasagna for their family at home.    HOPE is at the heart of tradition 💖

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Sure missed the lasagna dinner and show this year!! Hopefully next year!!


Ooooooo Nummy!

Our Glimmers of Hope virtual family night is this Friday—honoring the annual tradition in a unique way. 

Another tradition observed:  making the centerpieces for the dinner table.

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Awesome job guys on the flowers!

Beautiful paper flowers! Enjoy your time talking to each other!


Hip hip hooray!

Hey, Aaron Hall

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TNS staff so thrilled to actually SEE in person some of our members at our t-shirt pick up Saturday.  Hope shines through The Next Stop ❤️

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Great idea to take photos! Everyone looks so happy—even in their masks! 😷❤️

I'm very excited about the performance this Friday and I am excited about doing more practicing for it this week

It was SO GOOD to see so many friends Saturday ❤️

LOVE these photos! And your stamina, Vicki! Looks like you're getting pretty mobile.

How can I get a Tshirt 😊😊😊😊

So sorry I'd missed everyone

I am so glad that I was able to come with my momma Debbie to get the shirt . the reason why I'm so tired all the time is because all the exercises we do and that I do every Monday and Wednesday on the fit frenzy friends page that's why I'm so tired all the time . sorry about that . see you'll this week on zoom

🤦🏻‍♀️ We missed this.

That's great!

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After 7 months of only meeting with our Next Stop members on Zoom, our volunteers continue to be a huge part of our programming.  Even when we ask them to do hilarious things, they’re great sports!  Ever heard of the game “Watch Ya Mouth”?

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You need a box of Kleenex for this game. It brings tears 🤣 to your eyes. So much needed laughter. Thanks to some great volunteers.

We love you Volunteers.

Look at my photo Vicki LaRoche floating in my picture. That's cool.

Dedicated! To be involved with such a loving group is such a blessing. It brings me great joy to be a part of everyone's life. You know your loved when others step out of their zone to make others laugh and smile. Aww it's heart warming. Thank you next stop for making ever lasting friendships, love, laughter, tears, happiness, learning, growing and thriving. Gosh, so much more. Much love to you all.

you got that right because somethings don't make any since to me when they are saying things . And every time I laugh about this game and any funny thing we do my momma Debbie can hear me laughing downstairs from having a good time 🙂

Our volunteers are worth more than their weight in gold. Thank you for sharing your hearts and laughter with us. Oh my gosh - I’m still laughing from this FUN day together ❤️

We have the best volunteers with the biggest hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️. Thank you all!

My mouth still hurts - from laughing!

You guys ROCK!

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We are all looking forward to a virtual family night on October 23rd themed “Glimmers of Hope”—an effort to honor the tradition of our annual family dinner and musical presentation during the year of COVID.

First tradition observed: Members first had the opportunity to prepare toll house cookie bars ...one of their favorites.  Eat some, save some for our special night. 😊

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🥰 You Next Stoppers really know how to get ‘er done. 😊 Miss Vicki might have a broken foot, but her brain & heart aren’t broken. Nor her sidekicks, getting her in and out of everything, Mr Stu, Miss Katrina, Miss Dawn, etc. I nominate The Next Stop, in this year of the Covid, for the Perseverance Award‼️👍🙏💕

I love to cook but the problem is that its hard to cook into a kitchen with no counter space so maybe whenever we cook something that I can cook on the table then bring it into the kitchen to cook or bake I'll be more happier to participate in that one . please let me and my momma Debbie know about it?

I want to eat with everyone at home on zoom but the house rule is no food and beverages at the computer because that's a good way to make a mess on the key board, mess it up

I agree. Did not know. Vicki broke her foot, has she been practicing field goals again? Lol. Hope she heals quickly. Give her a hug for me. Barb

Thank you to Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club and our very generous community of support that made The Next Stops 2020 COVID Friendly fundraising a big success.
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