Next Step Village

Next Step Village is dedicated to providing high-quality transitional and sober living care for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Our programs are designed to help people transition from the rehab environment, or their home, to a supportive sober living setting. We believe that compassionate outpatient treatment and aftercare services can help residents continue to heal from addiction and embrace long-term recovery.

Our Facilities

At Next Step Village, we provide transitional living and aftercare services for people taking their first steps in recovery. Our semi-private, FARR-certified living accommodations are located in Maitland and Eustis, both a short drive from Orlando, Florida. 

Partial hospitalization, outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are provided within the supportive, structured environments of our Maitland outpatient center or our sister facilities, Orlando Recovery Center and The Recovery Village. Trained staff offer counseling, education and job placement assistance, and facilitate off-site recreational activities.

Our Locations

We have locations serving distinct Central Florida communities, including Maitland and Eustis. 

Next Step Village Maitland

8875 US 17-92

Maitland, FL 32751

(407) 386-2313

Next Step Village Eustis

1215 E Orange Avenue

Eustis, FL 32726

(352) 434-0063

www.thenextstepvillage.com

Levels of Care

Paying for Rehab

At Next Step Village, we aim to ensure that everyone can access treatment, with or without insurance. Clients can pay for treatment:

Our Staff

Our teams at our Central Florida locations, including doctors, nurses, staff and sober living house managers, are all dedicated to empowering people to thrive in recovery.

Timothy Huckaby
Timothy Huckaby
Medical Director
Michael Griggs
Michael Griggs
Senior House Manager

 

Troy Nielsen
Troy Nielsen
Executive Director

Our Accreditations

Next Step Village is accredited by the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR), and we are a level-4 FARR program. Our facilities are licensed by the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulations and the Florida Department of Health. 

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Florida Association of Recovery Residences Certified Residence Logo

Tour Our Facilities

Take a virtual step inside our Next Step Village centers.

Our Amenities

Living accommodations at Next Step Village facilities encourage physical and mental wellness. Indoor and outdoor amenities at Next Step Village facilities may include:

  • Outdoor, in-ground swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Clubhouse
  • Computer lab
  • Coffee bar
  • Ping pong, pool and foosball tables
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Small library
  • Access to a full kitchen
  • Fire pit for recreation and therapy sessions
  • Horseshoes
  • Giant Jenga
  • Lake access
  • Off-site field trips occasionally
  • Job placement resources

Please note that amenities vary by location, and not each location of Next Step Village offers the same amenities.

Next Step Village common area with a fooseball table and pool table

What to Expect

At Next Step Village, clients can expect outpatient medical and clinical support and sober living opportunities in a safe environment that is conducive to recovery. It’s essential for each client to know what to expect ahead of time, including what to bring and what to leave at home.

We recommend that clients bring:

  • Insurance and pharmacy cards
  • Two weeks worth of seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Unopened toiletries, including toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash and sealed shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Comfortable sleepwear

Items that are not allowed at our facility include:

  • Drugs or alcohol, drug-related paraphernalia and clothing depicting drugs or alcohol
  • Products or substances containing alcohol as an ingredient 
  • Opened cigarette packs, vitamin bottles or toiletries
  • Narcotic medications (including medicinal or licensed marijuana)
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What Does the Treatment Process Look Like?

Each client’s treatment plan varies, but the rehab and sober living accommodations process are similar for everyone.

  • Mandatory Search Procedure

    Upon arrival at Next Step Village, each client must participate in a mandatory search and screening process to ensure that no contraband items enter the facility. Any items that are not allowed in the center will be safely stored and returned to the client upon discharge.

  • Intake Assessment

    A medical exam will be conducted for each client entering treatment at Next Step Village to assess history and establish goals for programming. This assessment evaluates past and current substance use and physical and mental health to inform each client’s personalized treatment plan.

  • Introduction to Sober Living Home

    Each client will receive an orientation with our sober living house manager or other staff, who will introduce our living accommodations, amenities and other resources.

  • Treatment and Therapy

    After the intake process and once clients are settled into their living accommodations, they can enroll in the level of care that best meets their needs, whether it’s partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient programming. Therapy options may include yoga therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), 12-step groups and more.

What Our Clients Say

Garth and Christine Graves
Garth and Christine Graves
01:49 13 Jan 20
After years of previous attempts at sobriety and multiple grave prognosis's from doctors, Next Step Village was there for our son at the perfect time. The structured, professional and consistent program utilizing a holistic treatment program that addressed the mind, body and heart was the total package he needed at that moment. The director, Troy, played an instrumental role as a therapist, family liaison and friend with a personalized plan tailored to his needs each step of the way. Our son has now been sober for a full year. We have our son back and he is better than ever!
Dillon St.Gordon
Dillon St.Gordon
20:21 03 Dec 19
Next Step Village in Maitland, Florida was everything you need to succeed in your journey of recovery. I was a resident here at NSV for three months. The moment I walked in I was greeted by Troy the man in charge. Troy was kind, helpful, supportive, and an all-round great guy throughout my entire stay! Shawna was very nice and was the one who walked me through all of the information I needed to maintain a good recovery plan. Shawna gave me everything I needed for a successful stay at NSV. Shawna was always kind and available for help my entire stay! Daphne and Mike were the house managers who were always extremely kind, funny, very helpful, and responsive to any occasion that arose. The behavioral health techs (BHTs) were incredible and very caring! Chris, Clint, Garret, Ms.B, and Veronica were always so kind to me and if I ever needed assistance they were there at the drop of hat, and always just a phone call away! The facility was clean and well maintained. The view of the lake in the morning was beautiful. Absolutely breath taking! Not only that but the pool gave you an endless view of the lake and maintained a tropical paradise feeling. The modernized community area came with a giant flatscreen T.V. that residents would gather around to share laughs and watch sports, shows and movies! There was a full kitchen with several refrigerators, ovens, plate-ware, and utensils for everything you needed to be a master chef! The games that were available were: Basketball, ping-pong, foosball, Billiards (pool) and a movie theatre room for residents/your new friends to gather and be immersed in a theatre-like environment. Next Step Village was my home away from home. Everyone was so friendly and helpful throughout the whole time. It feels as if you are staying at a hotel and surrounded by people that care about you. It was truly an amazing experience and I HIGHLY recommend Next Step Village amongst other sober living options in Florida! Thank you to the staff of NSV and the facility for being the stepping stone I needed to move forward in my life!
Devin Caldwell
Devin Caldwell
16:07 14 Oct 19
I truly got more than I bargained for with this program. I came thinking I'm going to get off drugs and alcohol I came here and realized it was deeper than that. It was my own personal things I never dealt with. This program the structure and most importantly the love they share here is what makes it different than others. U have to put in the effort but they are always here for you. I've had talks with all of them and they have never turned me away. They always go above and beyond to help any individual. Troy Mike Shauna clynt Daphne mrs B and Chris and even Veronica who seemingly plays a small token helped me when I needed it the most just by listening and letting me vent. They all here are great people and I came with a mindset to get clean and left with a passion for sobriety and the gift of freedom. Next step village in Maitland has helped me tremendously and though I'm gone they still answer the phone if I have to talk to them. Thanks so much for everything forever grateful for your support
Gabrielle Zain
Gabrielle Zain
23:33 02 Aug 19
As parents of someone who struggled to be successful in alcoholism recovery, Next Step Village, it’s Director-Troy, and the many dedicated Behavioral Therapists, create an environment of accountability and support with a myriad of resources to make life-long recovery a real possibility. As parents, in the last 4 months since our loved one has been a NSV resident, we haven’t felt the anguishing stomach-wrenching helplessness as we watched our loved one deal with addiction. We pray not only for our loved one’s successful life-long recovery but every resident who is currently there or who has been there. God bless the work this Recovery Center does! And God bless the staff who really are angels in helping the residents reach their long term sobriety. Our society needs so many more of these fine facilities.
Eugene Kocielko
Eugene Kocielko
12:11 14 Jul 19
I have resided at Next Step Village since October 16, 2018. This place in combination with their rehab ORC and TRV have helped to put me in a place mentally that I have not been in for a decade. Each day my life has been progressing. I want to thank Troy, Daphne, Mike, Shawna, Miss B, Clint and everyone there who put their all into keeping NSV afloat.
Mark Clark
Mark Clark
13:34 13 Jul 19
Lived here six months and appreciated the professionalism of the staff. Clint who works as a Behavioral Health Tech was especially supportive and non-judgmental and I thank him for his shared experience and positivity. Also the Director, Troy, is a tremendous asset for his willingness to help residents in any way he can. Every interaction with him was positive and productive. Overall I highly recommend this facility to anyone seriously committed to improving their life.

James' Recovery Story

Hear how James’ experience with the Next Step Village provided him with a smooth transition into lifelong recovery after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re happy to answer frequently asked questions about rehab and sober living homes, including:

  • Are the sober living homes separated by gender?

    Currently, our accommodations include both co-ed apartments as well as male-only and female-only sober homes based on availability and a client’s preference.

  • Can family members visit Next Step Village?

    Family therapy sessions may be a part of intensive outpatient care and outpatient treatment, as deemed necessary by our therapists. Otherwise, visits with loved ones are permitted in the lobby area, or off-site.

  • Is smoking allowed at Next Step Village?

    Yes, clients are allowed to bring unopened cigarettes and tobacco products with them to our facility.

  • Are cell phones allowed at Next Step Village?

    Yes, clients can bring their cell phones to Next Step Village and may use them freely, except during morning meditation, house and 12-step meetings, clinical and medical sessions, and outpatient groups.

Looking for additional answers? Call our facility, view answers to other frequently asked questions or read our full what to expect guide.

Communities We Serve in Florida

Located in Central Florida, Next Step Village welcomes in- and out-of-state clients who need sober living support.

We are proud to serve Florida communities including:

Next Step Village helps people from across Florida and beyond kickstart their recovery journey with sober living housing and outpatient programming. With a solid support system, you can take your next steps toward recovery.

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