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Erin’s Hope for Friends announces award from Mazda Drive for Good and NBC Universal


December 1, 2016 – Erin’s Hope for Friends is pleased to announce we have been selected by the Mazda Drive for Good Campaign which recognizes and rewards charitable organizations doing exceptional work in their communities. “We are pleased and proud to be selected among so many wonderful groups doing good work. We will be using this award money to fund a second location sometime in early 2017, as we have over 170 kids now and can’t serve them all”


E’s Club is a Typical Teen Hang Out with One Exception

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July 7, 2016 – Sharon Reed of WGCL CBS 46 features E’s club, a place where teens can be themselves without being judged and they aren’t easy targets for bullies.


Sharon Reed of WGCL CBS 46 features bullying and autism. E’sclub, a new social club for teens on the high functioning autism spectrum in Alpharetta.

February 29, 2016 – Sharon Reed of WSB 46 featured a special on bullying and autism. She shared how E’s Club, a new social club for 12yo – through seniors in high school with high functioning autism, have a place to come together and have fun. Many of these children find themselves in isolation or bullying situations and subsequently left out of many social opportunities with peers that they desperately would like to have. We wanted to share this segment with you and as always thank you for your generous support.


Erin’s Hope for Friends Announces February 7 Open House and February 19 Grand Opening of e’s Club


January 19, 2016 – In an effort to fill a void in the lives of high school aged young adults (ages 14 – senior in high school) on the High Functioning Autism Spectrum (HFAS), Erin’s Hope for Friends is pleased to announce the grand opening of our first e’s club.


Karyn Greer of WSB 46 Interviews with Stacy Horst of Erin’s Hope for Friends


August 3, 2015 – Karyn Greer of WSB 46 aired an interview with Stacy Horst – a two part series on what we’re doing with Erin’s Hope.

Updates & Social Media


Erin would have been 21yo today and we think of all the Erin's we are hoping to help. Parents if your loved ones are struggling with anxiety, depression or being bullied be proactive. If your teens- young adults are on SSRI's (anti-depressants) please make yourself aware of the side effects of suicidal thoughts. No one can explain the loss of a child, sibling, family member and we want to help. If you have a 12yo-Senior in High School HFAS who needs a place to meet friends in a safe, fun place, please contact us! ...

An inspiring video short featuring a couple who turned their tragedy into hope for Georgia teens with Autism (HFAS). Hear their story and learn about the incredible…

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This might be the most unique item in our auction! Made by a dear friend of ours from KY - this "speakeasy" shelf will be a conversation piece! What a unique gift for fathers day (hint hint). Only available on Handbid at Erin's Hope for Friends event! ...

Just finished my last piece for Erin's Hope for Friends Gala this weekend. It is a Reclaimed Wood Speakeasy Floating Shelf. That little thing I'm pointing to is a magnet used to release a nail that releases a trapdoor. Perfect spot for some KY libation and glasses.

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