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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.

Apr 08, 2019

Canine Companions: Stories of unconditional love

In keeping with our values of radical inclusivity and acceptance, GLIDE has a long-standing policy of welcoming all people, as well as their animals, through our doors. On any given day at GLIDE, you will see dogs in backpacks, strollers, baby slings, tote bags and on leashes. In celebration of the unconditional love that animals

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Mar 20, 2019
Freeing the Bible’s Marginalized Voices

Marvin K. White, Vashti and Liberation In honor of Women’s History Month, GLIDE’s own Interim Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White shares his gifts as a poet and theologian in a piece entitled “Vashti”. The poem and accompanying interview were originally published in the GLIDE Church eNews, Congregation Connect. Vashti I was with the other women

Feb 28, 2019
An update from GLIDE about our relationship with the California-Nevada Conference

GLIDE’s Assets Are Held in Trust for the People of San Francisco, Not the United Methodist Church To the supporters and extended family of GLIDE, The GLIDE Foundation filed a countersuit yesterday in its legal dispute with the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (CNAC) and Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño. In the countersuit,

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