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

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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 😊

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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€—

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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.

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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😊

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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

Mr. Lawrence is always so much fun!

Specially made Mothers Day cards (via Zoom instruction) for our special moms.  We salute all our Next Stop moms--youre the best!

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They had so much fun making the cards for there very special moms!

Lovely tribute to awesome moms❣️🌷❀️

I just posted a momma's day quote on my momma Debbie's timeline on Facebook and I told her happy momma's yesterday, she loved the post I posted on her timeline πŸ™‚ see you'll this week on zoom πŸ™‚

Gentle stretching of our muscles is good for our β€œsafe at home” bodies.  Keep up the good work Next Stop members!

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I enjoyed doing these stretches that day but I can't trust the floor because its hard for me to get back up that's why I like doing it in a chair for my balance issues . we need to really work on my balance some more because that's what I also do at my dance class on Tuesday nights before me and my other dancers start dancing πŸ™‚

Great job! Keep it up !

Love it!

Love seeing our members in their home kitchens making no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls while following Ms Karin on the screen.

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even though I had help with my momma Debbie with the cookies I enjoyed making them and eating them in moderation

I’m looking for a word to describe this & how it makes me feel. These guys are so happy & having such fun. And Kathy & Vicki, etc work so hard to make it happen. No words! πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸΌ I just feel the loveπŸ’•β€ΌοΈ

Awesome job everyone. Plus they were delish!

These look great... you guys did awesome!!!

A delicious treat❣️ Great job leading another fun recipe Karin Bowman

Really good with some hot tea this afternoon. β˜•οΈ

They look yummy!

They look great!

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