We believe that through unconditional love and addressing the whole person, we can change lives and save lives everyday. There are at least 7,499 homeless adults and youth in San Francisco, and many thousands more who feel isolated and unable to meet their basic needs. At GLIDE, we provide food, access to healthcare, childcare, housing, jobs, a safe harbor, and unconditional love. We envision a San Francisco where all feel welcome, find the resources to change their lives, and celebrate LIFE together. 
                                                 

                                       WHO DOES GLIDE SERVE?  

 

   

 

                                                  

                                            

 

   NOURISHING THE BODY AND SOUL

Meals Served
GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program is the only program in San Francisco that serves three nutritious meals per day, 364 days a year, to the city’s low-income, unhoused and hungry populations. GLIDE provided over 726,500 meals in fiscal year 2016-17, averaging 2,200 meals a day served in an atmosphere of                                            respect, acceptance and love.  

MOVING BEYOND CRISIS

Walk-In Center (WIC) provides hollistic care and immediate crisis intervention for individuals who are transitionally housed, living in shelters, or unhoused. It is the only site in the Tenderloin to offer shelter bed reservations in City's shelter sytem. In FY 2016-17, GLIDE provided 13,407 units of servic includingshelter reservations, basic emergency services, ID vouchers, benefits enrollment help, rental assistance, advocacy, and case management services.  

 

 

 

WOMEN OVERCOMING VIOLENCE

Helping women on their road to recovery from domestic violence and oppression, GLIDE's Women's Center offers an atmosphere of safety and community for women who face substance use, behavioral health, and housing challenges. The Women's Center empowers participants to heal by providing drop-n support groups, weekly      activities, field trips, and community events. The      Women's Center served 313 women in FY 2016-17.

SUPPORTING FAMILIES AND INSPIRING CHILDREN

The Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth, and Childcare Center (FYCC) serves children ages 2–12 in a safe and welcoming environment with a continuum of licensed childcare and afterschool    and summer programs. FYCC’s curriculum focuses on literacy development, diversity, wellness and nutrition education. FYCC works closely with families to provide parenting and leadership skills, case management, advocacy, and peer support groups. FYCC’s Family Resource Center served 438 children and families in fiscal year 2016-17.    


 

 

 

HIV/HEP-C AND HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

HIV/Hep-C Prevention and Harm Reduction Services provides HIV/Hep-C testing, street outreach, syringe access services, and drug overdose prevention training. HIV/Hep-C services maintains a robust partnership with Tenderloin Health Services (located on GLIDE's sixth floor), linking clients to HIV treatment, primary care, Pre-    Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Hep-C treatment,      recovery services (both inpatient and outpatient),    and behavioral health services. 

 

ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLIDE's newly-formed Center for Social Justice (CSJ) leverages resources, networks and advocacy efforts to advance a people-first agenda that mobilizes diverse constituencies in the fight for economic justice, equity in housing and human rights. CSJ empowers community and grows grassroots leadership in the Tenderloin through voter registration efforts, ballot initiative campaigning, community meetings, education, workshops, media events and more.
 

 

 

MEN UNLEARNING VIOLENCE

Men in Progress is a violence intervention program designed for and run by men dedicated to acknowledging their own violent behavior. Through the 52-week program, participants help each other gain understanding and strength in their relationships with themselves and their partners, families, friends and community. Weekly peer-        facilitated groups work with men in straightforward and practical ways on issues that affect their lives. Men in Progress served 137 men in fiscal year    2016-17.

 

BRIDGING THE CIVIL JUSTICE GAP

GLIDE’s Unconditional Legal Clinic, a program of GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice, provides pro-bono legal advice and referrals for community members facing issues related to housing discrimination, immigration cases, expungement of criminal records and more. The Legal Clinic operates in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and is open on a drop-in basis every Monday and Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. In fiscal year 2016-17, the clinic served 201 individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

GLIDE’s Volunteer Resource Program recruits and places over 10,000 volunteers who collectively perform over 92,000 hours of service annually. The program also receives and coordinates in-kind donations that enhance and further extend services. There are many opportunities to help, but the greatest need is in the GLIDE Daily Free Meals program, which requires 85 volunteers a day, 364 days a year, for over 1,000 meals shifts.

SUNDAY CELEBRATION AND THE GLIDE ENSEMBLE

The internationally renowned Sunday Celebrations at GLIDE Memorial Church, started by Reverend Cecil Williams in the 1960s, offer a joyous experience of community, music and spirituality. Filled to the rafters with Bay Area residents and visitors from around the globe, GLIDE Sunday Celebrations reflect the richly diverse world in which we live. The jubilant sounds of the 100-voice GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band resonate every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

 

 


 




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