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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 assistance, 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.

Jul 26, 2019

A Brief History of GLIDE’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Fifty years ago, congregants from GLIDE Church organized a potluck for their hungry neighbors in the Tenderloin. Their pastor, Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE’s Co-founder and Minister of Liberation, requested fried chicken—a staple of any festive gathering in the African American community of his youth. That’s the origin of what has come to be known as

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Jul 18, 2019
On Practitioners and Practice – A Celebration Sermon

Whenever someone within my faith tradition has overcome something that seemed otherwise insurmountable, has been cured from something that had death as the prognosis, or survived something that no one has ever walked away from, my people say, “Somebody, surely, must have been praying for you.” I believe that we are all the recipients, the

Jul 03, 2019
I AM GLIDE – Titania Bucholdt

A focal point of GLIDE’s Sunday Celebration is the “I AM GLIDE” testimony, in which a member of the community takes the pulpit and tells their story, in their words. GLIDE is a place for healing and recovery, and one of the ways we empower each other is by telling our stories. Indeed, we often

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