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Making the transition from a residential rehabilitation center to life in the outside world can be challenging. At Next Step Village, our main goal is to help you transition seamlessly. A full schedule of activities, support meetings and job placement services make our recovery residences safe and secure places where you can take your next step into life in recovery.


Next Step Village is located in Maitland, Florida, just a few minutes outside the metro Orlando area. Our main priority is your success in recovery, and we continue to improve our programming at Next Step Village to help our residents achieve that success. Our motto is “strength in numbers,” and when you’re surrounded by inspiring and motivated individuals who are making strides in their lives, you can feel uplifted and inspired, too.


Aftercare is one of the main tenets of addiction recovery. After completing residential rehab, you have the option to move to one of our recovery residences, where you’ll transition from a full-time rehab center to living a normal daily life in long-term recovery. Each day, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to achieve your goals. Whether you yearn for healthy relationships with friends and family, a fulfilling job, or simply to live a productive life outside the shackles of addiction, you can realize those goals. Recovery should be rewarding, and that’s our main focus.

By building a community together, you’ll feel connected to many other individuals in recovery. You can lean on your peers, as well as our staff, when the challenges of recovery start to set in. You are not alone at Next Step Village, and there is always someone you can talk to for support and inspiration. Through emphasis on accountability, support, safety and socialization, Next Step Village can prepare you for a successful life outside rehab, but inside the parameters of sobriety.


Every two weeks, the staff from Next Step Village comes together to discuss every client individually. We determine what the best next steps will be based on each client’s progress. This kind of individualized planning helps our clinicians identify potential challenges, sometimes even before they happen, and give you the tools you need to face them head-on. Other staff members are on-site 24/7 to support clients. Once you meet them, you’ll see that their main mission is to spread joy and make them feel comfortable, safe and at home.

Michael Griggs
Michael Griggs
Community Outreach Associate


Clients at Next Step Village progress through a three-phase system of rules and requirements. This structure aims to promote self-esteem, trust, accountability and respect among residents.


The first phase starts upon the resident’s admission. During this time, residents must obtain a sponsor and home group and attend daily 12-Step meetings, morning meditations, weekly house meetings, bi-weekly community meetings, and four life skills groups. Residents must also become employed, attend school, or volunteer in the community, and keep personal and communal spaces clean. Weekly outpatient programming and drug screenings are also required. Curfew to return to property is set at 9 p.m. for the first week. After a week, it increases to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Residents move to the second phase of care after 30 days if they accomplish all requirements set during Phase 1. During this time, new goals are established and expectations set during Phase 1 continue. However, life skills group participation is voluntary and residents are now eligible for overnight stays off the property, if approved by staff. During Phase 2, curfew extends to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Once 90 days have passed and residents complete all requirements set during Phase 2, they move into Phase 3 of treatment. During this time, new goals are established and expectations set during Phase 2 continue. However, residents are only required to attend three 12-Step meetings a week, and their meeting attendance is no longer recorded and submitted to staff. Residents no longer have a curfew and are permitted to stay out overnight, but still need to report their whereabouts to the house manager and check in upon their return.

The recommended length of stay at Next Step Village is six months to one year. The three-phase system helps promote personal accountability as residents continue to grow and develop during this time.


Important Notice Regarding COVID-19:
We are closely monitoring all developments associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. This means some off-site activities or other programming have been postponed or moved to telehealth offerings. Your cooperation during this time is greatly appreciated.

Among our three communities that make up Next Step Village, we enjoy a 90 percent success rate with our clients. Our three residential communities include:

Co-Ed Sober Living Apartments (separated by gender), 69 beds
Next Step Village – Maitland, Florida
8875 US-17
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 796-4212

Outpatient Center
Next Step Village – Umatilla
635 Umatilla Blvd.
Umatilla, FL 32784
(352) 434-0062

Outpatient Center
Next Step Village – Orlando
100 E. Sybelia Ave, Suite 250
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 968-7717


Every room has at least two beds, so each client lives with a roommate. This helps with accountability. The only cooking and eating that takes place on campus is in our communal kitchen and dining room. We also perform random checks to ensure that there are no drugs or alcohol on the premises. Bathrooms are shared.


Keeping safety and confidentially in mind, visitation is relatively limited. When visitors are permitted they must sign in at the front desk and must wear a badge at all times. No visitors are permitted on property unless approved beforehand. Our clients are encouraged to spend time with their loved ones, but if friends or family come to visit, those visits must remain brief and in the welcome center. Sponsors can have individual meetings in designated areas as long as there is staff supervision. Most visitation is encouraged to take place off campus. At Next Step Village, we believe positive affirmation and positive interaction with the outside world is how our clients find success in recovery. It is possible to live a healthy, happy life in long-term recovery, and Next Step Village is an essential stepping stone to a better life.

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Call us at 844-290-3294, or chat with one of our admissions coordinators at our website, We are ready to help you brave the path to a successful recovery.

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