Meeting basic needs, stabilizing lives, and supporting individuals and families to realize their goals and dreams.

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Mission & Method

Fifty years of serving the most vulnerable, and hiring our staff from the community, has given GLIDE exceptional cultural competency and earned it the trust of its clients and the community. On this foundation of competency and trust, our integrated and comprehensive service model meets basic needs and supports people along pathways toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Coupled with linkages to partnering organizations, this integrated approach delivers the most innovative and effective interventions to address poverty, homelessness, drug use disorders and family crisis.

Who GLIDE Serves

Our programs focus on the most vulnerable people in our community, including women and people of color, children, individuals with complex needs and recent immigrants. We welcome everyone, meet people where they are and support the needs of the whole person.

Daily Free Meals

GLIDE offers the city’s only meals program providing three nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year, to the one-in-four San Franciscans facing food insecurity.

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Walk-In Center

The GLIDE Walk-In Center provides crisis intervention services and helps people meet their basic needs immediately. We provide assistance in obtaining shelter, hygiene kits and other critical needs in an atmosphere of respect and compassion for all who come through our doors.

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Women’s Center

Women’s Center is a safe, supportive community empowering survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence to heal and thrive. If you’re a woman who has slipped through the social safety net, is living on the street or in unstable housing, we’re here for you.

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Family, Youth and Childcare Center

A safe, culturally diverse environment for children and families providing licensed childcare, afterschool and summer programs, and a family resource center to help people realize their potential at home, in school and in their community.

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Men In Progress

A court-mandated batterer’s intervention program that teaches men the skills they need to work through their anger and end their violence at home, at work and in the community.

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HIV/Hep C and Harm Reduction Services

Providing HIV/Hep-C testing, street outreach, syringe access and disposal services and overdose prevention training as well as linking clients to HIV and Hep C treatment, primary care, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and a continuum of substance use treatment options.

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Unconditional Legal Clinic

A drop-in clinic providing free legal advice and referrals for people facing issues related to housing discrimination, immigration cases, expungement of criminal records and more, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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5 Keys Charter School

On-site access to adult education for traditionally underserved communities, focusing on Education, Employment, Recovery, Family and Community. Learn more here.

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Recovery Circle

Recovery goes beyond stopping the chaotic use of drugs or alcohol. It’s an ongoing process to achieve a state of health and wellness. Recovery circles are for anyone who needs support in their recovery. We do this in community.

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Dear GLIDE Community: 
GLIDE is continuing to provide essential services while protecting the health and safety of our clients, staff and the general public. Please support GLIDE’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund by donating today! Thank you.

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