The Next Step Foundation in Terre Haute, IN

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(3.7 of 5)
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619 Washington Avenue
Terre Haute IN 47802

The Next Step Foundation Philosophy

Next Step is a community funded faith-based program located on the western coast of Indiana. Next Step’s “Step-In” treatment program consists of a 90-day residential program comprised of daily 12-Step meetings and weekly classes. Upon successful completion of “Step In,” participants are encouraged to attend “Step-Up,” in which they receive individual outpatient assistance to ensure long term recovery.

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Highlights

Meeting Grounds Coffee Shop Ministry “Drink a Latte – Save a Life”

Faith-Based Program with On-Site Church and Bible Study

Little Steps Daycare and After School Program with Recovery Classes Geared Toward Children of Addicts

Meet the Staff

Dana Simons

Executive Director

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Bachelors of English and an education credential. Completed course hours for Indiana Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist Training Program. Pursuing Masters in Clinical Social Work.

Leslie Sanders

Program Manager

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Work experience with mentally ill and years of experience in group homes and sober living communities as staff. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Next Step Foundation, located in Terre Haute, Ind., offers faith-based treatment for men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Next Step is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable residential treatment, sober living, and recovery resources for its clientele.

In addition to operating several gender-specific treatment facilities, the organization runs The Meeting Grounds, a coffee house and resource center, and Little Steps, a daycare center that provides childcare and tutoring.


According to the center’s webiste, Next Step's treatment is delivered in three distinct phases, or “steps”. Clients begin with “Step-In,” a 90-day residential program that incorporates 12-Step meetings, counseling, weekly classes, and employment support.

Graduates of this initial treatment phase may then apply to the “Step-Up” program, which offers ongoing support from a certified recovery specialist.

The program’s final phase, “Step-Out,” provides access to sober living as well as meetings and classes. At this level, individuals continue with meetings, classes, and counseling, and may be reunited with their children.


Though information about staff credentials is currently limited, the facility's website states that all house managers and directors have “extensive experience in the field of addiction."


Next Step serves its clients in gender-specific facilities, according to the center’s website. The main facility is The Sanctuary House, which treats up to 20 women at a time. Then women can transition into the Journey House, which features apartment-style living.

The Cornerstone House, Next Step’s facility for men, has eight beds.


Alumni provided mostly positive feedback for Next Step Foundation. The one alum who was polled by at the time of this writing provided a positive review. The alum, Joshua, gave the center five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.

He mentioned the facility “had an excellent course of classes like boundaries, parenting classes, and classes to teach you how to find a job" — but he also ended up leaving treatment prematurely.

On average, the four people who left reviews on Google Reviews at the time of this writing gave the center 4.5 out of five stars.[1] “Very good people,” Jesse wrote on Google.

Of the 19 people who left reviews on the center’s Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, 16 people gave the center a perfect five out of five star review.[2]


The one loved one who was surveyed by provided negative feedback. Kate gave the center one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities.

“Very judgement group of people,” Kate wrote to “ one deserves how she got treated.”


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website or otherwise regarding its costs. However, the center’s website did note, “we do charge a small program fee to cover operating expenses.”

Updated March 2017



Published on April 2017

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Absolutely awful sober living....One of the female staff members is a good teacher. She is very knowledgable but another staff member is was not god. She relapsed berself like two years ago. Def not a good program director. I cant stress enough how awful this program was for me

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Very judgemental group of people... If sitting around talking about one another is treatment then my mom didnt need to go here in the first place. I will be the first one to tell my mom she needs help but if you have to sit in a group and have a group of people tell you about how bad you are when they are going through it too .. They have no place at all to say something about her. I have been hurt by her my whole life and I dont like her but no one deserves how she got treated

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My girlfriend, had attended this rehab, and said it was a good program. Left with my girlfriend to go to a hotel, and got drunk and never went back. Had an excellent course of classes like boundaries, parenting classes, and classes to teach you how to find a job. etc...

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