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GLIDE Launches Women’s Center on International Women’s Day!

Cutting the ribbon  (From L to R) with San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Joaquin Torres (wearing red tie), GLIDE Board members Del Seymour and Mary Glide, Violence Intervention Programs Manager Saundra Haggerty, GLIDE President & CEO Dr. Gina Fromer, Board Member Crickette Brown Glad (in blue), Co-Executive Director of Black Women Revolt Pamela Tate-Roger, and Women’s Center staff member Terrie Kendrix.

Our hearts were filled with joy as we celebrated the official launch of GLIDE’s new Women’s Center on International Women’s Day! Check out the story on KTVU here.

“Jan’s legacy is here and now,” said our President and CEO, Dr. Gina Fromer. “Janice Mirikitani had a vision and we are bringing it full circle. Our new Women’s Center will serve as a dedicated resource and safety net for women who are experiencing hardship and putting them on the road to recovery, and we’re going to love up on you like GLIDE does.”

The Women’s Center services include case management, domestic violence counseling, outreach, food, clothing, housing assistance, and referrals to other community resources. These services support underserved women in their journey toward stability. The Women’s Center hosts drop-in hours and regular updates so please check back frequently.

womens center inside launch officeInside GLIDE’s new Women’s Center

GLIDE is also thrilled to announce an expansion of mental health services with the unveiling of the new Women’s Center.

“We have a dire shortage of mental health services across the Tenderloin and GLIDE will help women, in particular, struggling with their own mental health needs,” said Tami Minix, GLIDE’s new Senior Director of Clinical Services & Programs.

GLIDE’s Violence Intervention Programs and Women’s Center Manager Saundra Haggerty, was instrumental in the launch of the new Women’s Center. Saundra acknowledged, “We’re recognizing Janice’s efforts in securing women’s rights and ensuring they are accounted for. If you have friends who need support, let them know they have a place to come.”

Women’s Center staff member Terrie Kendrix (in front wearing dark green), along with clients, Teresa Lindsay (in purple jacket), DeAna Pearson (corner left in front) and visiting guest Rebecca Jackson, Program Director of Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice of Cameo House (to Pearson’s right).

Saundra added that since its soft-launch in January, the Women’s Center has already served more than 100 clients to date and found housing for at least four women. GLIDE is committed to providing a safe and supportive community for women to heal and thrive.

To all the women, we see you, hear you, and meet you where you are!

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