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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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Aug-09-2021

A Celebration of Life: In Loving Memory of Janice Mirikitani

Please join us in honoring the life and legacy of artist, activist, teacher and GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani....


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Jul-29-2021

In Loving Memory: Janice Mirikitani

Early Thursday morning, July 29, 202, our beloved Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani passed away with family and friends by her side. Our hearts are full with both grief and the tremendous love that she embodied. Janice brought fierce courage and spirit to everything she did. She spoke her truth and inspired others to accept and celebrate themselves, each other, and all our differences. ...


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Dec-06-2021

GLIDE In the News: Thanksgiving 2021 Media Coverage

Throughout the past 18+ months of uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, GLIDE has been on the frontlines, helping those in need, innovating services, and expanding our reach and impact to...


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Sep-07-2021

GLIDE’s Challah Brigade: Showing Loving And Kindness One Loaf At A Time

For the past four years, a small group of dedicated volunteers have met inside GLIDE’s kitchen facility at approximately 8:30 am on Fridays where they braid, egg wash, and cook up to 80 one-foot-long loaves of Challah bread and hand-deliver them to the GLIDE staff....


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Jun-25-2021

It’s Pride Month and GLIDE is Pride

Dear Friends, June is always a special time at GLIDE. It’s Pride Month, and GLIDE is Pride. For decades, we have been leading with love and driving progress in the...


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Jun-18-2021

Celebrating Juneteenth Moves Our Nation Forward

Dear GLIDE Community,  Celebration is a cornerstone of our values at GLIDE. Seeing our national leaders align to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is a joyful moment. This historic step...


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Jun-29-2021

GLIDE Hosts Block Party for Men in the Tenderloin

GLIDE’s Violence Intervention Programs (VIP), Community Safety Team, and Daily Free Meals Program joined forces for Men Matter, a wellness and self-care event for men in the GLIDE community. The day-long...


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May-26-2021

The Burden of the Collective Heart

Dear Friends, I am writing to you today, feeling acutely the burden of the collective heart. Across this country, there is an increase in alarming reports of antisemitic hate crimes,...


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May-31-2021

GLIDE Voices Selina Ng on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

GLIDE Voices is highlighting Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month. We asked After School Program Manager Selina Ng what GLIDE values resonate with you this month and...


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