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Resources for Homelessness (EMBARK)

The Embark Network at Georgia State University provides assistance to students experiencing homelessness or the foster care system. The Embark Network connects students with on and off campus resources for assistance with food insecurity, housing, homeless verification, employment referrals and other services. The Embark Network will work with students to navigate university policies and processes.

For the Atlanta campus, please contact the Dean of Students office at 404-413-1515 for assistance or for more information.

For the Perimeter campuses, please contact Dr. India Blackburn, Assistant Dean of Students or call 678-891-2695.


On Campus Resources

  • Emergency Assistance: Georgia State University Emergency Assistance supports students in overcoming unforeseen hardships that hinder their successful academic progress. Consideration for support is a last resort option after all other applicable financial aid awards and/or community resources are exhausted. Decisions regarding disbursement of assistance are on a case-by-case basis. Assistance is a potentially taxable benefit and might have to be reported as part of a financial aid package. If approved, assistance may be partial and/or limited based on the type of funds used to provide assistance. In addition, funds can only cover documented school related expenses (e.g., tuition, fees, room, board, books, etc.). Some forms of assistance might involve the offering of a loan, which might require future repayment. All email correspondence is sent through your Georgia State student email. Request Emergency Assistance
  • Panther's Pantry: The pantry is operated by the Nutrition Student Network in the Department of Nutrition, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. The pantry aims to reduce short term food insecurity for students experiencing the stress of financial constraints. Please check out the Panther's Pantry for location and hours of operation.
  • Counseling Center: This office provides individual counseling sessions, group counseling, couples counseling and mind-body services free of charge to enrolled Georgia State University students. The Counseling Center is located at 75 Piedmont Ave. (Citizen’s Trust Building), Suite 200A, and can be reached at 404-413-1640.
  • Student Health Clinic: Clinical services are provided to currently enrolled students by experienced healthcare providers who provide triage, evaluation, treatment of medical problems and physical exams. Same day appointments are available for urgent care needs. The Student Health Clinic is located at 141 Piedmont, Suite D, and can be reached at 404-413-1953.
  • University Advisement Center: Academic advisors can answer questions about students’ academic standing and eligibility to re-enroll. The University Advisement Center is located at 25 Park Place, Suites 1300 and 1400, and can be reached at 404-413-2300.

Off Campus Resources

  • Central Outreach and Advocacy Center: This center provides a myriad of supportive services such as homelessness verification, food assistance, referrals for medical assistance and job readiness.
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta: United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center connects you with community-based resources for housing, food, financial needs and more.


The Embark Network at Georgia State welcomes the opportunity to partner with individuals, departments, groups and/or organizations to bring services and opportunities to students experiencing homelessness or foster care. Please contact Anitra Patrick or Fallon Proctor in the Dean of Students office for more information or to request our presence at your next meeting.