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

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 with drug use and to elevate compassionate, effective approaches to overdose prevention. Deaths from drug overdoses remain shockingly high in San Francisco – 641 deaths were reported in 2021 and 2022 has already seen nearly 300. Sadly, overdose has been the leading cause ...

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Mar-29-2022

Closing Out Women’s History With A Celebratory Refrain

Dear Friends, At a time when stereotypes and violence against women pervade, not ironically, we move out of Women’s History Month and into Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Below is a...


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Mar-08-2022

Street homeless to housed: Nikki’s story

After losing her job due to cutbacks, and then being evicted from her apartment, Nikki found herself living on the streets of San Francisco. People experience homelessness for various reasons...


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Mar-04-2022

Remembering Richard Blum

GLIDE joins with many in the Bay Area and those across the nation in mourning the passing of Richard Blum. GLIDE President & CEO Karen Hanrahan and GLIDE Co-Founder Reverend...


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Mar-03-2022

More Good News About GLIDE To Share

Dear Friends, I am excited to share some good news about GLIDE for the coming year! While we’ve been innovating and adapting during COVID-19, we’ve also been making headway on our plans to deepen and expand GLIDE’s impact and provide sustainable solutions to the growing challenges facing San Francisco.  Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up in 2022:  ...


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Feb-28-2022

Wrapping Up Black History Month 2022

As Black History Month comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on GLIDE’s role in shaping our collective future.  As is well known, GLIDE celebrates Black History all year through the daily acknowledgment of achievements of Black Americans and their invaluable contributions to this mighty institution, to our beloved city and to our troubled, yet promise-filled nation. ...


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Feb-24-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Senecca Vaughn

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Senecca Vaughn, Women's Center Peer Advocate, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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Feb-17-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Erby Foster

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month. We asked Erby Foster, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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Feb-22-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Renesha Westerfield

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Renesha Westerfield, Project Manager and Executive Assistant, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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Jan-16-2022

GLIDE’s Eyes Remain On The Prize

Dear Friends, In April of 2018, I walked the haunted and hallowed streets of Montgomery, Alabama. I was on the ground in the cradle of the Confederacy along with 85...


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