• 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.

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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Highlighting one of the good aspects of Zoom.  Members and volunteers have joined us from Seattle, Texas, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, St. George Island, St. Louis and just traveling down the highway!

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ikr? just like that show of highway to heaven I like that show .

Awesome commitment to see their friends and have a good time. ❣️

Second and done for 20 Next Stop members, 4 volunteers and lots of caregivers.  πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€—

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So awesome! Congrats everyone. I can’t wait to see you all enjoying The Next Stop again soon!

I am so glad I am finished with my second vaccine so I am ready for things to normal .

I already got my second shot too

Erin Olivia Averyt

Time to get our rooms ready for our eventual return. πŸ€—πŸ‘  Deep cleaning and organizing in progress. 😊

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Great job ladies! Looking forward to getting back to TNS and seeing everyone.

Yeah! So happy for my brother Aaron and the other members

Awesome, looking forward to the reunion.

That’s exciting!

I can't wait to come back

Work it ladies!!! We can't wait to see everyone, in person!

I am very excited to return back to the next stop in person again .

cool! I'll stay up here until then anyway

I'll be so glad when we can get back together in person

No fair.. you two never age..

You go girls!

A fun day!

Can’t wait to get back!πŸ‘πŸ»

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Happy April Fools Day from The Next Stop staff! (the best we could come up with on the fly :-)

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One good thing about Zoom is you can go to Texas to meet your new niece and introduce her to all your friends at The Next Stop! πŸ’–

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Kristina you looked so happy and pretty that day.😘

I know you are a great aunt, Kristina!

Way to go Aunt Kristina! You're a pro.

A very proud Aunt KristinaπŸ’–

Yes, so very sweet!πŸ₯°

How very sweet!

Looking good Aunt Kristina!

So sweet.

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One step closer to meeting back together at The Next Stop!  Vaccination day for total of 48 members, volunteers and caregivers (families).  ❀️ A special thank you to pharmacist Magdeline for making it happen.

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This makes me so happy! Way to go Vicki LaRoche for organizing this!

I'm glad so many members of The Next Stop have the opportunity to get vaccinated and proud that you guys are making it a prerequisite for those to rejoin! Congrats for getting this organized and thank you for taking public health so seriously and helping us end the pandemic.

Thank you Vicki for getting this set up!! You are an amazing advocate❀❀

Congratulations Next Stop members and families!! Soon you'll be back together!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Thanks for setting this up! Looked like they all did great.

I am very happy I got mine and I am ready to attend back to the ssa in person again and I am excited about it πŸ™‚

Thanks Vicki for organising this.


Thank you for making this happen!


So proud of our members who got their vaccines today☺️. It was so good to see them and their families.

So happy for everyone! We’ll be back together soon!

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It’s our time to get our vaccinations! Hip hip hooray!

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Way to go Sammy! πŸ‘πŸ»

Good job Sammy!

You da man Sammy!

Way to go Sammy!

Yay Sammy!!!!

Yay, Sammy!!!

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One year ago today was the last time The Next Stop met in person.  
Pictures on our staff’s phones reflect the time.  
1.   Members working on a collaborate art project about COURAGE. 
2.   Brand new ovens installed (haven’t been used yet)
3.   Gorgeous rainbow outside our facility.  
4.   Brenau OT students on site for fieldwork.
How far we’ve come!  Lots of Zoom Pictionary skills learned this year. Members of The Next Stop rock!

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Our members truly are amazing!!!

Members sure enjoyed introducing themselves to our new yoga teacher.  Coming to us all the way from Philadelphia, we welcome Ms. Nadia to the Next Stop!

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this really helps my balance a lot I need to do this more often so it can really help me with my balance issues .

Welcome Nadia, so glad your here teaching our members new yoga moves!

We are so happy to have you teaching yoga Nadia!

Sorry I missed it

Always fun to celebrate Mardi Gras with The Next Stop--even from our own homes 😊

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WOW!!! You guys, these king cakes look mighty tasty πŸ‘… and you all look awesome in your masks! βšœοΈπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œβšœοΈ

WOW! SO impressed with all your culinary skills! πŸ˜‹ πŸ’œπŸ’š

What a fantastic virtual Fat Tuesday we had at The Next Stop! Our members were treated to an hour long interactive informative presentation about Mardi Gras by Ms. Kathy and another hour plus cooking their own King Cake with Ms. Karin.

What a fun day we all had learning about and celebrating Mardi GrasπŸ˜€

Great job y’all. Lots of fun!πŸŽ­πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸŽ­

Looking good y'all

Jaclyn Bean's cake looks like a goober cake with the beads on it and the feathers on there .

Miss everyone

I really enjoyed doing this with the masks it was really fun πŸ™‚

πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’› Wow 😳 members. You'll did such a great job making the masks and cakes. They are awesome. Thanks to Mrs Kathy for the fun hour of learning πŸ’œ,πŸ’šπŸ’›. I learned a few new ones myself.πŸ€—

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Our dedicated staff was so happy to see some of our members today as we passed out Mardi Gras and Valentine goody bags.

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I was gonna make a silly comment about masks & trick or treat, but never mind. 😊 y’all do such great things & kindness on a cold wet Sat. πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ’•

Great to see a lot of our members today. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

I am just going to be watching everyone make the king cake on Tuesday

It filled my heart to get to see and chat with so many of our members & families today πŸ’–

God Bless you guys!!!

So sorry I missed it

So happy to say hello to some of our members and families today❀️

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