Erin's Hope for Friends

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

Our mission is to create lasting relationships through joyful interactions for HFAS teens and young adults. The charity Erin’s Hope for Friends was started over two years ago by Darren and Stacy Horst when they tragically lost their daughter Erin to suicide. Erin had High Functioning Autism (HFAS) and struggled to make friends. As a result, they started Erin’s Hope.

Our program E’s club is a place where kids ages 12-24 on the High Functioning Autism Spectrum can meet, hang out and make friends. It is not social skills therapy! We have organized activities (music, karate, art, etc.), but we also have an open room with gaming tables and different low-stress activities to help foster social interaction. The program currently runs on Friday evenings from 7-10 pm and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm and we host up to 32 kids each evening. There’s a wonderful video on the main page of our website at that gives some information about e’s club and our history. Please email us at to set up a drop-in date. We have two locations- Alpharetta & Acworth.

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11940 Alpharetta Hwy #110
Alpharetta, GA 30009
United States



(678) 390-4812



Stacy Horst

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