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A radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate
suffering and break the cycles of
poverty and marginalization.



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We Are in This Together

Love and Solidarity for those affected by the fires


We mourn the lives taken in the fires north of San Francisco. We send our love and sympathies to the people who have lost loved ones, lost homes, and seen their communities suffering as a result of this disaster.


GLIDE is here for all those affected by the catastrophic fires still underway in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte, and Solano counties. This includes the people of our immediate community in the Tenderloin, and surrounding neighborhoods, many of whom are especially vulnerable to the unhealthy air that has descended on the city.


We are working with other community organizations in San Francisco and in the North Bay to deliver food, clothing and other necessities, and moral support, to those who have suffered displacement and disruption as a result of the fires.


We have also welcomed our elderly, homeless and insecure neighbors into GLIDE’s 330 Ellis building to escape the heavily polluted air. And we will continue to work with the City and County of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency and other local groups and organizations to offer shelter, respite and resources to those in need.


We urge those affected to consult this government website for the latest information on air quality.


Let’s continue to look out for each other as this crisis abates, and let’s continue to care for each other as we all move to rebuild, repair and strengthen our precious communities and the lives they support and nurture.


In Love & Solidarity,


Karen J. Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, Lead Pastor

Rita Shimmin, Executive Director

Rev. Cecil Williams, Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation

Janice Mirikitani, Co-Founder



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Mothers Day 17


Responding to Hunger in San Francisco

In a city as wealthy as ours, no one should go hungry. Unfortunately, one in four San Francisco residents struggles daily to get enough to eat.


Please donate now to the 2017 Fund for the Hungry, because every dollar you give will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant from a caring fellow donor.


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 “My family had that sense about them, a sense of caring. Seeing people as they are, rather than as we would like for them to be. And so that melded in my soul and in my life. And my pathway and my journey has been to say: I’m gonna be inclusive.” 

—Rev. Cecil Williams


On September 22, we celebrated the birthday of Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE's beloved Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation. We remain deeply grateful for all that he’s done, and continues to do, for the people of the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the world through the power and example of unconditional love.


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