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Aug-30-2022

Preventing Drug Overdoses with Medically Assisted Treatment in San Francisco

On August 31, GLIDE observes International Overdose Awareness Day in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to overdose. It is also a day to challenge the damaging stigmas associated

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Jan-21-2021

GLIDE’s New Director of Harm Reduction Services Juliana DePietro Looks Ahead

In December, GLIDE welcomed its new director of Harm Reduction Services, Juliana DePietro. A native of Davis, California, Juliana comes to GLIDE with years of frontline experience working in harm reduction services and outreach in Portland

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Apr-30-2020

GLIDE’s OPT-IN mobile outreach

A lifeline in a landscape stalked by poverty and the coronavirus As most of San Francisco remains at a relative standstill to slow the spread of the coronavirus, GLIDE Harm

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Jan-23-2020

Facts on Fentanyl

GLIDE Harm Reduction Services director Paul Harkin demystifies fentanyl and shares the known solutions to the opioid crisis Given the recent news about the dramatic rise in fentanyl-related deaths in

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Dec-20-2019

Tough Love? Actually, a Harm Reduction Approach Works Better

The following thoughts from GLIDE’s Director of Harm Reduction Services Paul Harkin come in response to a frequent assertion by people addressing the crisis of drug use on our streets:

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Nov-14-2019

“Go Wherever Our People Are”

With a new mobile testing and outreach van, GLIDE joins the OPT-IN effort to connect the most vulnerable to services On a remote stretch of road just west on the

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Jun-19-2019

From Mississippi to San Francisco and Back: Bridging the Health Equity Gap

We are thrilled to relate that Antwan Matthews, a Phlebotomist and HIV Navigator on the GLIDE Harm Reduction Team, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship from Rise Up, an Oakland-based

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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

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Feb-15-2019

Harm Reduction: A Love Story

It’s no secret that at GLIDE, we believe in love, We believe in radical, unstoppable, unconditional love. We also know that love manifests in as many ways as there are

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Feb-12-2018

Safe Injection Sites Are Coming to San Francisco

Paul Harkin on what you need to know This month, Barbara Garcia, director of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, announced that the city was looking to pilot two Safe

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Nov-03-2017

The Way Forward: GLIDE and LEAD SF

In July 2017, GLIDE joined a coalition of 15 agencies across San Francisco to launch the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, which coordinates with San Francisco’s law enforcement agencies

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Aug-19-2017

"A transformative way of dealing with drug use": Paul Harkin on Safe Consumption Sites

Due to concern about HIV, Hep C and overdose deaths, there has recently been a surge in discussion both locally and nationally about creating Safe Consumption Services (or Safe Injection

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Aug-15-2017

"Tales from the Cured": Ending Hepatitis C in San Francisco

As members of GLIDE’s HIV & Hep C Harm Reduction Programs, the Hepatitis C navigators and I get the pleasure of being part of the City of San Francisco’s End

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Feb-23-2017

Eye on the Ball: Where the Action Is

Welcome to another installment of Eye on the Ball. There’s so much happening these days that it can be hard to keep focused. So, we’d like to spotlight a few

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