LET LOVE LEAD!

GLIDE is a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

More Than 50 Years of Unconditional Love

GLIDE has been serving the people of the Tenderloin and San Francisco since 1963. As a social justice movement, social service provider and spiritual community, GLIDE offers individual and collective transformation through compassionate, sustained, comprehensive care to all in need.

On a Mission to Alleviate Suffering & Stabilize Lives

GLIDE reaches those most in need, providing food, housing, healthcare, and family services. We meet basic needs, stabilize lives, create pathways out of poverty, and work for systemic change. Our work is grounded in our values of radical inclusivity, unconditional love, truth telling, and celebration. We work on the front lines of poverty, look everyone in the eye, turn no one away, and transform lives.

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Your dollars go directly to those in need.

Our holistic service model alleviates the suffering and stabilizes the lives of individuals and families in dire need. Each dollar goes toward making a real difference in their lives.

Doing good feels good!

From serving meals to saving lives, you can join our community of people who are using their time to make a real difference.

Famous Sunday Celebrations at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.

Our joyful weekly gatherings welcome everyone into community with rousing gospel music, empowering voices and messages of hope.

Standing together for change.

Our grassroots organizing is geared to making significant and lasting improvements in policy at all levels of government on issues of poverty and civil rights.

Help is only a click away!

We are here for all individuals and families challenged by poverty, homelessness, hunger, drug use and more. Find out how we can help.

Your dollars go directly to those in need.

Our holistic service model alleviates the suffering and stabilizes the lives of individuals and families in dire need. Each dollar goes toward making a real difference in their lives.

Doing good feels good!

From serving meals to saving lives, you can join our community of people who are using their time to make a real difference.

Famous Sunday Celebrations at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.

Our joyful weekly gatherings welcome everyone into community with rousing gospel music, empowering voices and messages of hope.

Standing together for change.

Our grassroots organizing is geared to making significant and lasting improvements in policy at all levels of government on issues of poverty and civil rights.

Help is only a click away!

We are here for all individuals and families challenged by poverty, homelessness, hunger, drug use and more. Find out how we can help.

GLIDE Voices

Meet members of the GLIDE community through their stories and testimonials.

“Yesterday was my first night sleeping on the streets. Today GLIDE lifted me up. This morning, everything fell into place. I went to the Women’s Center in the morning and now the Walk-In Center is helping me find shelter.”

Reedis

"Glide is my life."

Crickette

"GLIDE has helped me move away from the street life and raise my three kids."

Gucci

“When I see those lines of people out there, many of whom might have slept in a bag for who knows how long—it’s just a little thing that we can do to help them. My parents were always really good about trying to help out and donate. That just seems like part of what I am, too.”

Giuseppe

“GLIDE is amazing. I love the diversity and the unity. This place is all about love.”

Sincere

"I’ve been coming here for two years - to both the church and recovery circles. GLIDE has taught me how to love myself and overcome negativity."

Moya

GLIDE News

Something noteworthy is always happening at GLIDE. Keep up on our latest endeavors.

Dec 14, 2018

A message from GLIDE’s leadership concerning the legal challenge from the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church

On Tuesday, December 11, the California-Nevada Annual Conference (CNAC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC), along with its Presiding Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, filed a lawsuit against GLIDE that seeks to gain control over the organization and its assets. We are disappointed by the Bishop’s decision to escalate our differences into a legal matter for

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Dec 04, 2018
How to Love People as They Are: A conversation with Eric Tatum

Eric Tatum is a beloved long-time staff and community member at GLIDE. He has seen many changes over the decades, and has recently been collaborating with our Adult Education Specialist Stephanie McNally to record and archive his invaluable memories. We are grateful to Eric for recognizing the historical significance of his perspectives and experiences, and

Oct 18, 2018
An Officer and a Mensch

Building social justice mindsets in law enforcement communities With the arrival of Rabbi Michael Lezak last year, GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) has been able to expand and deepen the ways we emphasize truth and reconciliation in our efforts around advocacy, staff development, and community building. In April, CSJ welcomed police departments and district

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GLIDE is collecting new toys for the children of very low-income families in our community who might otherwise go without this holiday season. 

Purchase toys directly from our Amazon wishlist to have them shipped directly to GLIDE before December 16th.

www.glide.org/toy

GLIDE is collecting new toys for the children of very low-income families in our community who might otherwise go without this holiday season. 

Purchase toys directly from our Amazon wishlist to have them shipped directly to GLIDE before December 16th.

www.glide.org/toy