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Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

May 09, 2022

The Glidettes: Our Moment of Joy

During the month of May, GLIDE celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage. In this story, we highlight the Glidettes, a delightful group of Asian-identifying seniors and performers who embody GLIDE’s mission to create a loving and inclusive community. 

“For me, dancing is beautiful,” said Li Sucui, “It opens my heart like a flower, and it makes me happy.” At a spry ...

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Jun-19-2020

“We Are Here for You”

GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center staff support families through exceptionally challenging times Despite needing to temporarily pause all on-site programming, GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) has been busy supporting its families in ways tailored to the particular challenges—and increasing need—brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. From the first days of the shelter-in-place...


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Jun-09-2020

Our racial and social justice work continues

A message from GLIDE’s President and CEO Dear Friends, As the nation continues to demand change in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black men and women whose lives have been cut short at the hands of police, GLIDE remains steadfast in our commitment to social and...


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Jun-12-2020

No Justice, No Peace

Minister Marvin K. White addressed GLIDE Staff at a vigil for Black lives lost to state and state-backed violence on June 9, 2020. My job today is to remind you that the actions you take now and next are necessary. Because through your actions, you affirm that freedom is the goal and aim of this...


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Jun-04-2020

We who cannot rest

A letter to our community Dear friends, The pain of this last week is longstanding and deep within our community. The unrest is the unrest of those who cannot rest. None of us can rest until this murder and the long, long line of crimes against black and brown people move from being the inevitable...


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May-21-2020

The Corona Christ Part 2

GLIDE Church is a spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve been through, you’re welcome here! Celebrate with us online, Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 am. Below you’ll find Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White’s sermon from Sunday, May 17,...


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May-14-2020

Men in Progress Online

An essential support for men overcoming violence is back up and running strong The COVID-19 crisis is forcing all of us to put much of our lives on hold for a time. But some things are too critical to defer or interrupt. For essential services like GLIDE’s Men in Progress (MIP) violence intervention program, new...


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May-07-2020

Shelter-In-Place

Psalm 23 says, The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are...


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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 Reduction Case Manager Felanie Castro is behind the wheel, crisscrossing the city seven hours a day. Piloting GLIDE’s community outreach van, and accompanied by a...


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Apr-23-2020

The Epigenetics of Joy

You know, months before the pandemic hit.  Pandemics, “hit” right?  This is going to leave a bruise, right? Months ago, during a routine doctor’s visit, My doctor asked, “Does diabetes run in your family? Remembering my mama and my grand mama’s high and low sugar,  I answered, “Yes.” My doctor asked, “Does hypertension run in...


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