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GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice, dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives. Through our integrated comprehensive services, advocacy initiatives, and inclusive community, we empower individuals, families and children to achieve stability and thrive.

GLIDE is on the forefront of addressing some of society’s most pressing issues, including poverty, housing and homelessness, and racial and social justice.

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GLIDE Voices

Our community is alive with powerful stories and testimonials

I Am GLIDE

“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

I Am GLIDE

"Glide is my life."

Crickette

“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

RealTalk Blog

Explore some of the ways we’re putting unconditional love into action

Jan 07, 2021

An Assault on Our Democracy

Dear Community, Yesterday, we witnessed the violent breach of our nation’s Capitol in an attempt to sabotage one of the most symbolic of our democratic processes, the certification of the electoral vote. While we can point to the President for his calculated incitement of chaos and insurgency, the images we saw streaming from the halls of Congress are emblematic of a much more powerful force and historic division within our country rooted in white privilege, racism and violence.   What we

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Dec 22, 2020
Data for Good: GLIDE and Twitter team up on a skills-based volunteering journey

By Sarah Wunning and Satanjeev “Bano” Banerjee Since the 1960s, GLIDE has relied on direct service volunteers to help provide safety net services (such as daily free meals) to the most vulnerable people in our community. Recently, we have been experimenting with a Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) model, in which we use the specialized skills of

Dec 11, 2020
How GLIDE is making the most of the Holiday Season for Kids

Toy Wonderland, Old Navy Shopping Spree, and more! Filled with uncertainty and change, the last ten months of the pandemic have brought loss and hardship to many families everywhere—with a disproportionate share falling on people of color and those challenged by poverty. Many in our community work hard every day to make ends meet, and