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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Our 4th Annual Summer Kickback

You won't want to miss our 4th Annual Urban Triage Kickback on July 20th at Penn Park from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly, fun, and Blacked-out kickback where everything is FREE! This year's theme is SUMMER SIZZLE, and it will be a day of competitive sporting activities with cash prizes. Celebrate your skin, our community, and the breaking of generational curses by joining us on this day of celebration.

Over 4,000 community members attend this event yearly as we celebrate community, family, Black joy, Black business, and collaboration. This is an event for the entire family. 

Enjoy music from live DJs, free food, food carts, bounce houses, games, and activities for all ages! Learn more about who we are and what we do to serve our community. 

This is a FREE Community event!

Our Annual Kickback has proven to be a huge event, and we're still looking for sponsors. Sponsoring our event is a great way to get your brand out there and associated with the continuous support of the Black community here in Dane County. Sponsorship dollars will cover event costs and staff wages. To sponsor our event, click HERE.

We are also looking for profit vendors for this event. If you want to be a vendor this year, please click HERE to complete the vendor sign-up form.

Follow our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter for more information. Please donate. Everything at the event is free. For event details, click HERE. Click HERE to donate. 

Our Impact

$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

Housing Navigation Services

Housing Navigation Services (HNS) is an initiative created in partnership with Dane County Human Services. Our mission is to provide compassionate, caring, and culturally conscious services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  For more information, please click here.

Housing Resource List

Urban Triage is excited to roll out our Housing Resource List, replacing the Dane County Vacancy List. The List is not all-inclusive; it is a resource for searching for housing options. Please feel free to print the PDFs below or use our online search option, which is located here. 

Many apartments recorded on our Housing Resource List are within the Fair Market Rates (FMR) for Dane County, WI. HUD established these rates to identify affordable housing options. 

Please note that Urban Triage and our Housing Navigation Specialists are not responsible for the conditions, terms of leases, or quality of management services of the housing units listed. You are responsible for inspecting and obtaining information about the housing and management services you are interested in. Please be aware that most units listed here are advertisements from the Internet and other online sources.

Below are the housing resources by bedroom:

0-1 Bedrooms

2-3 Bedrooms

4+ Bedrooms

What is Urban Triage Up To?

Earn Money While You Learn: 

  • Specialty Crop Workgroup started on May 2, 2024. The application is closed. For more information about this workgroup, visit HERE.
  • Supporting Healthy Black Families Workgroup will begin on May 25, 2024If you are interested in joining the next SHBF cohort, click HERE. For more information about this workgroup, click HERE. Sign up for our newsletter HERE or follow us on Facebook to stay informed
  • Supporting Healthy Black Families Agriculture began on May 8, 2024. The application is closed. For more information about this workgroup, click HERE
  • Earn stipends, create community, and learn new skills, languages, and tools to excel in life and relationships. 

Supporting Healthy Black Families Workgroup


Don't miss out on this opportunity! Our Supporting Healthy Black Families (SHBF) Workgroup starts May 25th! SHBF is a 12-week personal leadership and change workgroup that empowers and inspires breakthroughs and transformation in Black people, families, and communities. Our workgroup is known for its life-changing impact, and our curriculum is like no other. If you commit to the workgroup, your life will improve. JOIN NOW

We meet every other Saturday from noon to 2:30 pm at 2312 S Park St. Lunch is provided for FREE. We also meet every other Thursday, via Zoom, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. A weekly stipend of $50 is provided to workgroup attendees and paid out monthly via CashApp.

We focus on three areas of learning: 

  • Cognitive Learning: This refers to acquiring knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking about racism, brain structure, parenting, child development, and local issues.
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Refers to trauma recovery, social connectedness, shared values and responsibilities, empathy, solidarity, respect for differences and diversity, and a sense of responsibility for your future. 
  • Behavioral Learning: Refers to learning from experiences and understanding what you want based on what you don't want. It also involves intentionally and deliberately creating experiences to develop new habits and a new reality.

Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA)


Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA) provides families the space and opportunity to heal and bond. They build system analysis and learn the tools and skills to garden/farm. We also support participants who want to enter the field of agriculture by providing direct access points and support.  Each participant and the child receives a free garden bed installation, weekly stipends, wrap-around support, and transportation. The application is closed.

THE HEMP WORKGROUP, aka Speciality Crop

Our specialty crop workgroup teaches participants how to grow, cultivate, and process hemp. Participants can receive up to $2,500 in seed grants plus weekly stipends to expand their businesses. Our next Cohort began on May 2, 2024. The workgroup is full, and the application is currently closed.


Our workgroups are growing every day. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about what we're doing.

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Unhoused Neighbors Programming


We provide in-person housing navigation services at The Beacon for people experiencing homelessness, as defined by HUD, who are using the shelter, sleeping outside, or in their car. To qualify, you can not be enrolled in another program. Please visit our Housing Navigation Services page.

Housing Navigation Specialists focus on the following services:

  • Identify barriers to housing and help develop a progress plan to overcome those barriers.
  • Assist with the application process when looking for housing in a private market.
  • Guide individuals and families with subsidized housing applications and opportunities.
  • Help make connections to transitional housing programs, if needed.
  • Quick Move-In Funds, if applicable.


We go into the community and locate those experiencing homelessness, offering essentials and triage services, case management, referrals, and direct access points.

We've served more than 42 families in the last 30 days. Follow our newsletter for updates.

We also provide:

  • For individuals who have experienced homelessness for 12 months or more in the last 3 years, we provide chronic documentation support. This includes coordinated entry assessments, intensive case management, AODA assessments and supports, and more.
  • Direct referrals
  • Housing advocacy
  • Community resource connections
  • And much more

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 who are comfortable centering Black voices and communities.

We have great benefits, including an employee wellness plan, dental insurance, life insurance, vision, and five weeks of paid time off. We also offer overtime for our hourly employees and in-house personal & professional development. We pride ourselves in hiring the people we serve. Don't have a degree but have the will to learn and grow? This is the place for you. 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, have any questions, or would like a copy of the job description, please email us at info@urbantriage.org


Sustainability Starts with You


We have made bold requests, designed and implemented revolutionary programs, and changed the lives of many families by providing them with permanent housing. We have also inspired and empowered advocacy, leadership, and cooperation, and as a result, we are directly impacting health disparities. All of our work is made possible by recurring donations and volunteers. If you want to support the life-changing initiatives of Urban Triage, please consider becoming a recurring donor today!

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