Unhoused Youth Initiative

Join Us in Ending Youth Homelessness!

Our goal is to find and connect with individuals who are experiencing homelessness, establish meaningful relationships with them, and provide them with essential support. Once we receive permission from the City of Madison and the Youth Action Board, we will offer critical assistance, including transportation, hot meals, assessments, direct referrals, and access to resources. Additionally, we have partnerships with landlords and property managers to provide permanent housing options for those who are interested.

Our Unhoused Youth Initiative includes:

Scattered Transitional Housing Units: Urban Triage is committed to supporting unhoused youth or youth experiencing imminent housing insecurities. Through our partnerships and relationships with landlords, we will lease three (3) to four (4) apartment units in our name to provide them shelter. These units will be available to youth who need housing but require additional support to sustain housing. We understand that housing is just one aspect of their needs, which is why we will also provide wraparound support and intensive case management to help them succeed.

Rapid Rehousing: Urban Triage collaborates with landlords and property management companies to provide housing to young people who are prepared for permanent housing but require additional support. We cover a portion of their rent, and they benefit from comprehensive support and other services.

Youth Drop-In Center: Our youth drop-in center is home to the Supporting Healthy Youth after-school programs, which we offer in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and Public Health of Madison and Dane County (PHMDC). Our center provides a wide range of services to support the needs of young people, including resume assistance, job placement support, trauma recovery, case management, and essential needs such as food and immediate needs. At Urban Triage, we are committed to serving those who are most vulnerable and filling gaps in services. We strive to create a comfortable, accepting, and stigma-free environment that values the humanity of all who come through our doors.

Emerging Adults: Our Emerging Adults Initiative is a collaborative effort with Dane County to run a six-bedroom transitional housing facility situated on the north side of Madison. The house will offer shared accommodation to young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, along with comprehensive case management and wrap-around services for up to two years. The facility is set to open in August of 2024. For more information about this initiative, click HERE.

Urban Triage is known for developing and implementing programs that serve vulnerable individuals and address gaps in services. Over the past year, we have successfully provided housing services to 3,082 individuals and placed more than 225 individuals and families in permanent housing. With over four years of experience supporting tenants and landlords, we are well-positioned to provide effective and efficient support to vulnerable youth. Our established partnerships with landlords and other agencies will ensure the success of our Unhoused Youth Initiative.

Support the Work

We are looking to raise funds for our Unhoused Youth Initiative. These funds will help us cover rental support, utility assistance, and other operational expenses. The initiative aims to create safe and welcoming spaces for young people who are homeless.

We appreciate your support, enabling us to effectively provide our programming and expand our capacity to add more units and support services, community engagement, and other transformative activities. Your sponsorship will also help us hire staff to guide and assist the youth. 


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