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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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Nov-25-2010

I am thankful for new traditions.

by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director “Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s house we go…”  These song lyrics always remind me of Thanksgiving as our family would load up in our station-wagon to drive across the state of Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents for the holiday.  I remember lots of food and...



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Nov-22-2010

Can I trust you with my dignity?

by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor One of the things I love about GLIDE is that we welcome everybody. Really. Everybody.  It doesn’t matter if your family no longer wants you around–you are welcome here. It doesn’t matter who you love–you are welcome here. It doesn’t matter whether you are high, in denial you have a...


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Nov-18-2010

The world is colorful!

by Enrique lütke Zutelgte, Walk-In Center Case Manager As Case Managers in GLIDE’s Walk-In Center, each and every day we see a lot of different kinds of people. Gay people, transgender people, bisexual people, and yes! even straight people. These people are of many different ethnicities. A former co-worker said to me many times, “The...


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Nov-17-2010

Walking a Labyrinth (Part 1)

by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor Recently, I had the opportunity to walk a labyrinth  with participants of GLIDE’s Women’s Center. Often, people think of labyrinths as mazes, but they are really not the same at all. Mazes are puzzles to be solved, with many choices about which path to take, some which even lead to dead...


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Nov-12-2010

My work here still feels new and fresh.

by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director Rita and I took over the co-Executive Director roles at GLIDE only 2 months ago. While, I’ve been at GLIDE for over three years, my work here still feels new and fresh.  As Co-Executive Director, I am energized by my new role and both the opportunities and challenges it...


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Nov-12-2010

Why am I writing this blog?

by Rita Shimmin, Co-Executive Director Why am I writing this blog?… Because GLIDE is entering the online, digital age and pulling me along with it. We are upgrading the look and feel of our website and developing a social-networking application to engage and grow our online community. Why do we want you to have a...



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