Each student at the University of Georgia has a unique story and educational experience. College can be challenging in many ways. Embark@UGA seeks to provide an extra layer of support for students who face homelessness or have aged out of foster care. Definitions of homelessness and foster care are provided below to guide an understanding of what homelessness or foster care may look like.
Being homeless or at risk of homelessness may include:
Foster Care: 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom the state agency has placement and care responsibility. This includes placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, childcare institutions, and preadoptive homes.
Adapted from: Federal Definition of Foster Care and Related Terms
Listed below are a sample of the campus resources available to students at UGA. This is not an exhaustive list, so we highly encourage students to come and meet with a member of Student Care and Outreach to receive tailored interventions and individualized care.
Housing and Transportation:
Health and Wellness:
If you or someone you know could benefit from connecting with Embark@UGA, please reach out to Student Care and Outreach. The Embark Designated Point of Contact (DPOC) is Carrie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), however, any staff member in Student Care and Outreach can assist you.
To connect with Embark@UGA, you can: