COVID-19 & Rental Support
Urban Triage and Dane County Human Services are proud to present our Rental Support Program as part of the Dane County 2.0 collaboration with the City of Madison, Community Action Coalition (CAC), and Tenant Resource Center (TRC). Click to learn more
Urban Triage, Inc.'s COVID-19 Resources
Urban Triage, Inc. has been working tirelessly to support Black families since its inception. Amid the planning and piloting, the world as we knew it changed forever. COVID-19 hit, and the population affected the most was and is Black families. To support families through the pandemic, we shifted our focus to create supports specific to the needs of Black families and those most vulnerable and impacted by COVID-19.
We expanded our support services to include gift cards, additional rental assistance, food pantry coordinated support including delivery, and we provide 100 home cooked meals, weekly, via our partnership with Ribmasters’ food cart.
Urban Triage COVID-19 Resource Group
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Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers
When our focus shifted, we were met with opportunities to develop coordinated services and supports through multiple partnerships and collaborations to support families efficiently and effectively. This includes a collaboration of 15 Black-led organizations, known now as Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers ("DCCBSP" or the "Collaboration"), which is composed of small, grassroots to mid-sized community-based organizations that have been mobilizing since early March to meet the needs of those most affected by COVID-19.
The Collaboration was awarded $200,000 from the United Way of Dane County's COVID-19 Relief Fund, and is managed by the lead-applicant, Brandi Grayson, founder and CEO of Urban Triage, Inc. and Karen Reece, Vice President of Nehemiah Community Development Corporation. DCCBSP represents an unprecedented partnership to mobilize coordinated efforts aimed at mitigating and minimizing the health, economic, and social impacts of the current crisis on communities of color.
For more information about this Collaboration, please visit our DCCBSP page.
Urban Triage, Inc.’s efforts are possible through our amazing partners including NMotion Non-Medical Transportation, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Sherman Ave United Methodist Church, and SS Morris Community AME Church; as well as United Way of Dane County and Boys and Girls Club of Dane County who both awarded Urban Triage, Inc. funds to do the work. As of May 1, 2020, Urban Triage, Inc. has assisted more than 1,400 people with COVID-19 relief efforts; distributed more than $100K in support of COVID-19 relief efforts; and supported 125 families through advocacy with Urban Triage, Inc. We are extremely proud of our community's support and trust bestowed upon us as an organization. We are YOUR community non-profit.
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Other COVID-19 Resources
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