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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 day at GLIDE, you will see dogs in backpacks, strollers, baby slings, tote bags and on leashes. In celebration of the unconditional love that animals

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Mar-01-2019

Give an Ear: Why Listening Is Love

Lisa Pelletier-Ross is a beloved staff member at GLIDE, serving as a trusted Community Safety Team Shift Lead. She, along with several other members of Community Safety and the Meals Program, have been collaborating with our Adult Education Specialist Stephanie McNally to record and share their experiences on the front lines of GLIDE’s work in

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Oct-22-2018

Eye on the Ball: Prop C, Our City Our Home

The Key to Transforming the Homeless Crisis GLIDE assists people who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness every day, and we have witnessed the effects of the housing crisis on everyone from working families to retirees to disabled veterans on waiting lists for shelter. As a community that values unconditional love and radical

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Jul-23-2018

It’s Never Too Late (Or Too Early!) to Make a Difference

Kent first came to GLIDE as a homeless teenager in search of a hot meal and assistance navigating San Francisco’s affordable housing system. Today, he returns every Monday and Thursday morning to volunteer in the kitchen, which comes easy to him – he has years of experience in the restaurant industry! He believes little things,

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Jun-27-2018

Painting Al Fresco with Maddi

Maddi is a young man who is multi-lingual, a talented visual artist, and now homeless. He’s been coming to GLIDE frequently, and we have enjoyed getting to know him better. He graciously shared his story with us.   I was born in Kuwait, but I was born as a non-citizen, without documents. My mom is

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Feb-02-2018

"Just as meaningful as any meal"

At one point in my life I was “designer guy in Laguna Beach” with a fancy house and a fancy car. I had all of this stuff. Talking about this makes me cry. If all of this had not happened, I would’ve been somebody that I don’t want to be. We don’t know what people’s tragedies are.

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Dec-20-2017

Eye on the Ball: Let’s End Family Homelessness

Every Sunday in January, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at GLIDE. To sign up, call (415) 674-6080 or email GLIDE’s Advocacy Manager, Ben, at BL@glide.org According to the 2017 Point in Time Count, there are still nearly 200 homeless families with children in San Francisco. In a city as wealthy as ours, there is no

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Jul-14-2017

Service with a Smile

Meals program volunteer Michael finds meaning and pleasure in serving his Tenderloin neighbors Michael is a dedicated volunteer in GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program as well as a program participant. Originally from the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, Michael had only been coming to eat at GLIDE for a week before he started to spend

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Jan-25-2017

Housing the Homeless Is Just the Beginning

When people talk about “fixing the homeless crisis,” they can sometimes see it in a very simplified way, thinking if we just get “them” off the streets and find them housing, the homeless crisis would be resolved. In reality, finding housing is just the beginning. Many people who have endured months or years on the

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Dec-28-2016

Hold the Judgment: GLIDE teams up with community partners to deliver food and choice to those in need

The great Grocery Bag Giveaway is a huge event in more ways than one. It is one of the most anticipated events of GLIDE’s holiday programming: hosted each year by GLIDE Co-Founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani and attended by thousands of community members, many of whom line up before dawn on streets closed

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Nov-15-2016

Meet Melina: Empowerment through Education

If you are looking for Melina, chances are you will find her encouraging and supporting others who are in need. But it was not that long ago that Melina herself needed a helping hand. She found herself in San Francisco with no money and no one to turn to. After spending over a month on

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Oct-14-2016

Why I Am Voting NO on PROP Q

San Francisco’s Proposition Q would ban tents on the city’s sidewalks. Police and city workers would ticket tents and impound them along with all of their occupants’ possessions the next day. Right now, there’s a sense of urgency regarding homelessness, with many housed residents feeling like something needs to change. That sense of urgency may

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Jun-28-2016

Homelessness is a man-made disaster

We San Franciscans are no strangers to tremors. We live in earthquake country. We’ve weathered some major ones, and we continue to prepare for the Big One we all know is coming someday. But let’s ask ourselves: Is the ground not already shaking? Homelessness is a man-made earthquake, a painful and destructive rift in the

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May-06-2016

As Mother to Two

Heather Knight’s recent San Francisco Chronicle article “Talking to Children about Homeless” is well-done, and I thoroughly agree with the article’s two messages to keep it simple with your children and to model compassion.  As a mother raising two elementary school-aged children in San Francisco, the topic of homelessness comes up regularly whether we are

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Aug-20-2013

Meet Kat: In the presence of GLIDE

Kat Maldgaard is a student at Pædagoguddannelsen Københavnfrom Copenhagen, Denmark. She recently began her internship at GLIDE’s Walk In Center. Meet Kat as she shares her initial insights on the experience. My name is Kat and I’m a social education undergraduate student from Copenhagen, Denmark just beginning a six-month internship in the GLIDE Walk-In Center

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Jul-23-2013

One Foot in Front of the Other: An Introduction to GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program

Erica Rodriguez is an Emerging Leader intern from Chicago, IL. She is studying Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University, and she hopes to pursue a career changing minds and changing lives. GLIDE has been an inspirational experience in her believing that this kind of change is possible. I had trouble looking anywhere but

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Aug-07-2013

Unexpected Blessing: A Day with GLIDE’s Housing Community

GLIDE Communications intern Char-Leen Craner accompanied fellow GLIDE Housing intern Audrey Phillips on a community field trip to the California Academy of Sciences with residents from GLIDE Economic Development Corporation’s 149 Mason Street Studios. This eight-story building featuring 56 furnished studio apartments provides a home filled with dignity and respect for those who were once

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Jul-23-2013

One Foot in Front of the Other: An Introduction to GLIDE's Daily Free Meals Program

Erica Rodriguez is an Emerging Leader intern from Chicago, IL. She is studying Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University, and she hopes to pursue a career changing minds and changing lives. GLIDE has been an inspirational experience in her believing that this kind of change is possible. I had trouble looking anywhere but

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Jul-12-2013

Meet Susan, Gabi and Tenderloin Residents as They Share Reflections on 2013’s Fourth of the July

After a celebratory week in San Francisco with the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and the termination of Proposition 8, last week promised to bring even more festivities as the city observed Independence Day. While many San Franciscans may have been deciding where to catch the best view of the fireworks show or what to

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Nov-01-2011

Breaking the mold… Stanford and GLIDE!

by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, co-Executive Director Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 40th Anniversary of Stanford’s Public Management Program (PMP). It was a heart-warming and inspirational day. As a graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, I was proud to represent both GLIDE and Stanford Business School at the event and even

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