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GLIDE's Mission

GLIDE is one of the leading social service organization, a social justice movement and a spiritual community that has served those most vulnerable for the past 57 years in San Francisco. GLIDE offers individual and collective services and transformation through compassionate, sustained, comprehensive care to all in need.

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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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

Jul 17, 2020

An Opportunity for Racial Justice: Truth and Reconciliation

In the midst of these unprecedented times, GLIDE’s Officer and a Mensch program and annual Alabama pilgrimage explore what truly compassionate human interactions and racial justice should look like. These two programs endeavor to address deep systemic inequities through immersive dialogue with history and by developing partnerships and allies among people working inside the criminal

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Jul 09, 2020
Wake Up, People!

Lisa Pelletier-Ross, a beloved staff member at GLIDE, serving as a trusted Community Safety Team Shift Lead, shares her reflections and grief during these exceptionally challenging times that demand justice, humanity and an end to the teaching of hatred and fear that fuels the brutality of bigotry and racism. We are so grateful for her

May 14, 2020
Men in Progress Online

An essential support for men overcoming violence is back up and running strong The COVID-19 crisis is forcing all of us to put much of our lives on hold for a time. But some things are too critical to defer or interrupt. For essential services like GLIDE’s Men in Progress (MIP) violence intervention program, new