Women Overcoming Violence

401 women participated in drop-in support groups last year

The GLIDE WELLS FARGO WOMEN'S CENTER walks with women on their road to recovery from violence, oppression, and isolation.

Our Women’s Center is a safe and supportive community that empowers survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence including stalking, to heal and thrive.  Though changing core beliefs and core values, we help you create long-term behavior change. If you are a woman who has slipped through the social safety net, is living on the street or in an unstable housing situation, we're here for you.

Change is Possible

We are a domestic violence program with a unique approach to transforming lives.  We provide holistic healing; addressing emotions, mind, body, spirit and relationships. Our services are designed to help women who face Intimate partner violence, and associated concerns such as co-dependence, substance abuse, mental health issues and homelessness.  We move survivors of violence from crisis to confidence, from hopelessness to long term change. 

Women on the Move Drop-In Support Groups

Providing survivors of domestic violence with education, prevention and intervention while healing, and empowering.


Tuesday - Friday

Hours: 9am - 10:30am

Location: Room 101A


In our daily circles, we encourage women to reduce the harm of risky behaviors by taking incremental steps toward healthier life decisions and relationships. Each day, the women encourage each other in finding their own strength and voice. Safety, support, and community are our watchwords. After each session, the women are invited to a special breakfast together from 10:30 - 11am, prepared and served by GLIDE's Daily Free Meals Program.

Tuesday: Meditation and Stress Reduction

Wednesday: Harm Reduction for Domestic Violence, Codependency and Substance Abuse

Thursday: Healthy Relationships

Friday: Finding Our Voices/Defending Our Lives

Additional Groups and Services

Songs of Our Ancestors: Healing Thru Negro Spirituals, Wednesday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Moving Beyond Survival

Changing core beliefs and values, and producing longterm behavior change.


A 9-week, closed support group for women who have consistently participated in the drop-in support groups and are ready to take a closer look at personal histories to get to the root of risky behavioral patterns. This group meets 1 day a week for 2 hours over the course of 9 weeks.

What is Domestic Violence?

1 in 3 women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband, boyfriend or girlfriend at some point during their lives.


More than 32 million Americans are affected by domestic violence each year.


Domestic violence is the leading cuase of injury of women.


Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.   Abuse is emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, stalking, physical or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.  This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, income level, religion or gender.  Intimate partner violence can happen with couple’s who are married, living together or who are dating.   Additionally, transgender’s experience violence at the same rate and are also vulnerable to the lack of social service support, from police, hospitals and shelters.



"The Women's Building literally saved my life..."

Yolanda, Women's Center Participant


In the News

Women's Center Program Manager Zwazzi Sowo had the opportunity to talk about domestic violence and the work GLIDE does in a an article featured in Black Women 50 Plus Magazine.


Support the Women's Center

$75 provides a hot breakfast for the drop-in group in a safe, nurturing environment

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Healing Through Negro Spirituals

Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the Women's Center's Healing Through Negro Spirituals Support Groups.



Want to Know More?

For more information about these programs, contact the Women's Center.


Phone: 415.674.6023


Hotline Phone Numbers:

Domestic Violence Hotline:

800.621.HOPE (4673)

800.799.SAFE (7233)


La Casa de las Madres San Francisco/San Francisco DV Shelter:




Community United Against Violence San Francisco (LGBT):

415.333.HELP (4357)


Crime Victims Hotline:

866.689.HELP (4357)


Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

800.273.TALK (8255)


TDD phone number for all hotlines:





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