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RealTalk Blog

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

Jun 30, 2020

Our Neighbors Need Your Support!

Please consider ordering take-out or purchasing gift cards from these loyal supporters of GLIDE

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard and the financial impa

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Jan-28-2020

Go Nancy Goh!

Nancy Goh is among GLIDE’s most dedicated volunteers, a loving soul and an inspiring member of this community. Not only is she a regular in GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program, but she has incorporated raising awareness and support for GLIDE into her passion for running. Below, Nancy reflects on the reciprocal nature of volunteering and the...


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Jan-22-2020

Hope in a City Without Housing

Reflections on the Complexity and Compassion of Case Management Demarco McCall describes his occupation and its greatest challenge in the same breath: “a Housing Case Manager in a city without housing.” The reality is that case managers at GLIDE must meet the diverse and complex needs of the most vulnerable members of San Francisco’s unhoused community even...


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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 San Francisco last year, we’re reposting this interview with Paul Harkin from August. This day and everyday, it’s important to remember that there are things...


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Jan-08-2020

All about the Families

Education Director La Monica Hopkins reflects on 20 years at GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center It has been over 20 years since La Monica Hopkins first joined the staff at GLIDE’s Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC), but her connection to GLIDE goes back much further. There have been many changes at...


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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: that offering support to those who use drugs only encourages them to keep on using, thereby only adding to the problem, and that only abstinence-based,...


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Nov-19-2019

Bridging the Civil Justice Gap

GLIDE’s Unconditional Legal Clinic When Gary woke up in a Daly City hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage, a hospital administrator informed him that his car had been towed. Unable to leave his hospital bed, Gary called the tow company to explain why he was unable to move his car. But despite explaining that he...


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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 Third Street artery that runs through San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, a young man is about to receive life-saving treatment. The setting is anything but residential...


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Oct-25-2019

Rita Shimmin, beloved Executive Director, on her retirement after 17 years at GLIDE

Join us for a special GLIDE Sunday Celebration at GLIDE Church on Sunday, October 27, 2019. We’ll hear from Minister Marvin K. White, Isoke Femi and Rita herself as we celebrate, honor and pay tribute to her work at GLIDE. RSVP and Invite Your Friends! “You Are GLIDE. I Am GLIDE. Without Exception, We Are...


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Oct-11-2019

Native Voices, Common Cause

GLIDE celebrates Native leadership on the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation We hope you will join us at 9:00 am this Sunday, October 13th, at GLIDE Church for a very special Celebration. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Marin Theatre Company will be presenting a scene from the powerful play Sovereignty by playwright,...


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