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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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May-29-2021

GLIDE Voices: Roderick Penalosa on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

"The courage to show up every day in our most authentic selves, in all circumstances, is a healing form of conveying our truth and an unconditional expression of self-compassion." Roderick Penalosa...


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May-28-2021

GLIDE and Community Partners Host Womxn’s Wellness Fair

GLIDE’s Women’s Center, in conjunction with community partners The Healing Well, La Cocina, YWAM San Francisco and Simply the Basics, hosted a Womxn’s Wellness Fair on Friday, May 7–the start of Mother’s Day Weekend. The free, day-long event was meant to celebrate and serve all unhoused, and housed women-identified residents in the Tenderloin and took place in the Tenderloin Community Resource Hub at Ellis Street and Taylor in front of GLIDE....


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May-14-2021

Celebrating the Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community

Dear Friends, Throughout May we celebrate and honor the rich culture, contributions, diversity, and resilience of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. It is a special month at...


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May-24-2021

GLIDE Voices: Meilani Meleisea on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

During May, GLIDE Voices is highlighting Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator Meilani Meleisea, “what GLIDE values resonate with you this month and why?...


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May-19-2021

GLIDE Voices: Sunil Prasad on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Annual Giving Manager Sunil Prasad, "What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?"...


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May-05-2021

GLIDE Voices: Lillian Mark on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Deputy Director of Programs Lillian Mark, "What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?"...


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May-04-2021

GLIDE Voices: Tina Huang on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Client Advocate Tina Huang "What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?"...


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Apr-20-2021

Justice Is Served But Our Fight Against Systemic Racism Goes On

Dear Community,  Justice for George Floyd has finally arrived. The former police officer who killed him has been convicted on all counts of murder and faces up to 40 years in prison.     We know that no single...


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Apr-21-2021

Church Justice

“Black Lives Matter.” George Floyd’s life mattered. Daunte Wright’s life mattered. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered. All of the Black Lives judged, juried, and executed by the police, the state and...



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