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 to foster, develop, and strengthen Black economic power, Black families’ self-sufficiency, community leadership, advocacy, and family success through transformational education, psycho-education, community engagement, trauma recovery,  and cultural heritage.  Click here for more information

REMINDER: Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Support Portal is Closing!

REMINDER: The Dane CORE 2.0 Portal closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 31st. If you have applied for or have participated in the CORE program, you may have received an email from the City of Madison, Wisconsin. 

Individuals and families have until May 31st to submit applications using the Dane CORE 2.0 online portal for additional support and requests. Applications will continue to be processed after May 31st in the order they are received until program funds are depleted. Please only apply once.

We encourage anyone needing financial support through the Dane CORE 2.0 program to apply immediately. Although this program will close, Urban Triage will continue to provide housing support.

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Our Impact

$20.3 Million

Provided more than $20.3 Million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts

people & small businesses

More than 15,879 individuals and small businesses were served through our coordinated services and efforts.


9,683 families supported


18,340+ meals provided to the community

JOIN US: Urban Youth Center Grand Opening

Join us on May 31st from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for the Grand Opening of our Urban Youth Center!

On May 31st we will be opening the doors and revealing our new Urban Youth Center. The Urban Youth Center is a youth drop-in center for youth ages 17.5 to 24 years old to come in and be themselves. The center will offer support with resumes, job placements, essential needs, trauma recovery, navigation support, immediate needs, food, and case management. Urban Triage is rooted in centering those most vulnerable and filling gaps in services while providing a comfortable, accepting, and stigma-free place that centers the humanity of all who come through the door.

The Urban Youth Center offers storage space for belongings, a washer and dryer to wash clothes, a game room, a lounge, a computer area, a bathroom with a shower, and many other essentials for unhoused youth. Our Youth Drop-In Center is located at 306 E Wilson Street, around the corner from our downtown administration office. 

Stop by and discover why Urban Triage is the #1 community-supported and people's choice nonprofit! 

What is Urban Triage Up To?

Our workgroups are ready to launch, and our applications are OPEN. See below for the start dates and to sign up.

  • Co-Conspirator workgroup starts on June 15th! Sign up HERE

We've added Hemp and processing to our agriculture workgroup. Sign-up for our 2nd agriculture program which will begin in June. We are offering entrepreneurs $2,500 seed grants to get started in the hemp industry and/or expand their current business.

Unhoused Youth Initiative:

  • Drop-in Center: We will be hosting our GRAND OPENING on May 31st, 2023. More details to follow.
  • Youth Shelter: We are on track to open our shelter in August 2023.

Homeless Outreach pop-ups are happening in our community. Follow our newsletter for updates.


  • May 31, 2023: Grand Opening of our Unhoused Youth Drop-In Center from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. To stay informed, sign up for our newsletter HERE.
  • June 15, 2023: Co-Conspirator workgroup starts. If you haven't signed up, apply HERE.
  • July 22, 2023: Our 3rd Annual Urban Triage Kickback at Penn Park from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Follow our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter for more information. The event page is HERE, and the vendor sign-up form is HERE.
  • September 16, 2023: Our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival at the Farley Center from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. More details to follow. To stay informed, sign up for our newsletter HERE.
  • November 10, 2023: Our 1st Annual Gala Event - Black Brilliance Gala: A Celebration of Our Unsung Heroes will be held at the Overture Center of the Arts starting at 6:00 pm. More details to follow. To stay informed, sign up for our newsletter HERE.

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


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 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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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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