Urban Triage is founded and grounded in transformational education and learning that utilizes a framework to support people as they embark on a journey of self-discovery. Our methodology expands self-awareness of the basic structures in which we know, think, and act. From understanding and awareness comes fundamental shifts that directly cause a new kind of freedom and personal POWER, leaving people permanently changed.  

"You have changed my life, and I mean that the guidance I received from all of the books, videos, actually practicing what was learned is invaluable. The information you've curated and turned into a class for FREE is beyond unbelievable, and the way you passionately preach and love Black people is so inspiring. How you've created a safe space for Black people to identify and overcome our traumas and connect with each other is POWERFUL. I could go on for days about this woman and her work and how it's given me a new sense of liberation, but I'm going to stop here and say thank you, I believe in you, your mission, and the message, and I'm here for all of it." SHBF participate  Click here to learn more.

Your Community Nonprofit; For the People, by the People.

We're on a mission that transforms culture, institutions, and communities to ensure a humane future.
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$30.1 Million

Provided more than $30.1 Million in rental support and other COVID-19 relief efforts

people & small businesses

More than 17,469 individuals and small businesses were served through our coordinated services and efforts.


10,104 families supported 


18,340+ meals provided to the community

What is Urban Triage Up To?

Our Workgroups 

  • Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture's Hemp Processing workgroup started in August 2023. We have 10 participants who meet three times per week to learn how to grow, cultivate, and process hemp. Upon completion, participant entrepreneurs will be offered $2,500 seed grants to get started in the hemp industry and expand their businesses. For more information about this workgroup, click HERE.
  • The Supporting Healthy Black Families workgroup has ended. We had 15 families enrolled. This workgroup ended in October. Stay tuned for the next workgroup. 
  • Supporting Healthy Black Families Agriculture has ended, but we will harvest from our farm until November. Our fresh produce pickup has ended. Follow our Facebook group for updates by clicking this link SHBA Facebook Group.

Save the Date - 1st Annual Gala Event

On April 5, 2024, Urban Triage will host its 1st Annual Gala Event - Black Brilliance Gala: A Celebration of Our Unsung Heroes. The Gala will be held at the Overture Center of the Arts starting at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned for the details of this event. 

We are looking for volunteers, donated items for our auction, donations, and sponsors for this event. 

  • To become a sponsor, click HERE
  • To volunteer, click HERE. To donate, click HERE
  • If you would like to donate something for our event's auction, please contact our Marketing department at marketing@urbantriage.org.

Unhoused Youth Initiative


We're excited to embark on this new journey with the Youth Action Board (YAB), The Road Home, LGBTQ Outreach, and the City of Madison. Our mission is to locate, identify, and build essential relationships with those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Visit our Unhoused Youth Initiative web page for more information.


  • Urban Youth Center (Youth Drop-In Center)
    We held our GRAND OPENING on May 31, 2023. Our Urban Youth Center will operate three days weekly from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. On other days, the center will host after-school programming targeting high school students. **Edit: We have yet to be able to use the space due to logistics outside of our control. Some logistics have been worked out with the City of Madison. We're hoping to have other roadblocks addressed in the next two weeks. 

Unhoused Neighbors Initiative


There are pop-ups happening in our community with our Homeless Outreach team. We've served more than 83 families in the last 30 days. Follow our newsletter for updates.


Our Security Deposit and Rental Support program started August 1, 2023. If you are moving, live in Dane County, and need assistance coming up with your security deposit, please fill out the intake form by clicking HERE. Once the intake form is received, Urban Triage staff will review the intake and contact you for further information. For more information about this program, click HERE.

Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA)


Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA) inspires Black families to create space for family bonding, building analysis, and engaging with agriculture while supporting their local community. This year's SHBA Cohort started on May 6th. Make sure to stay on the lookout for the waitlist and signup forms for our next SHBA Cohort.

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Our Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture's Hemp Processing Workgroup has begun and we have a group of 10 learning all there is to growing, cultivating, and processing hemp. Participant entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to receive up to $2,500 in seed grants to get started in the hemp industry and expand their businesses. For more information about this workgroup, click HERE.


Our Agriculture and our other workgroups are growing every day. Stay informed about what we're doing by signing up for our newsletter.

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Urban Triage is Hiring!!

Would you like to work for an organization that empowers and inspires transformation in you and pushes you to new heights? Urban Triage is it!

We're looking to hire highly motivated self-starters comfortable centering Black voices and communities.

We have great benefits, including an employee wellness plan, dental insurance, life insurance, vision, four weeks of paid time off, and quarterly bonuses. We also offer overtime for our hourly employees, in addition to offering in-house personal development, training, conferences, etc. We are the people's side of nonprofits.

Executive leadership is offered additional benefits of long-term disability and deferred compensation.

If you are interested in any of these positions or have any questions, or would like a copy of the job description, please email us at info@urbantriage.org


Sustainability Starts with You


We've made bold requests; we've designed and implemented revolutionary programming. And we've changed the lives of so many by placing families into permanent housing, inspiring and empowering advocacy, leadership, and cooperation. We are directly impacting health disparities. None of our work is possible without recurring donations and volunteers. Support the dynamic and life-changing initiatives of Urban Triage. Become a recurring donor today! 

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