Spring 2022 Newsletter
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Featured in this issue:
  • Cover Story – From Street Homeless to Housed: Nikki’s Story
  • Still We Rise: GLIDE Comes Together in Celebration
  • GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice Drives Bold Systemic Change

More Good News About GLIDE

In a letter to the community, President & CEO Karen Hanrahan shares GLIDE’s bold plans to innovate and expand its reach.

Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE President and CEO
GLIDE client and mother, Landy, picks her daughter up from the afterschool program at FYCC.

Providing a Community of Support for Children and Families

For mothers like Landy, having the support of GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center made a world of difference for her and her three daughters as they navigated the hardships of COVID-19.

GLIDE staff meet people where they’re at to provide essential support.

Expanding GLIDE’s Reach Through Integrated Mobile Services

Rising homelessness and inequities in San Francisco are alarming by any measurement. GLIDE’s new Integrated Mobile Services initiative will reach beyond the Tenderloin to more communities as the need increases citywide.

“The church is excited about the future, and we’re able to chart this course.” – Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White.

Charting a New Course with Glide Memorial Church - A Q&A with Minister Marvin

“I tell people, it’s like we’re Hamilton, and these are our Federalist Papers that we’re writing, and this is our first government. Who are we at our heart and at our core?”

Zero Waste: Addressing Food Insecurity and Sustainability Together

It’s a triple win – Fresh food in compostable containers, with a dash of intergenerational education. Read about GLIDE’s Zero Waste Food Pantry.

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For the People: GLIDE’s Impact in 2020-21

Amidst the challenges of an ongoing pandemic, GLIDE continues to expand and evolve – Read the highlights of our innovative, life-changing work in the latest Impact Report.

From Street Homeless to Housed: Nikki’s Story

After losing her job during COVID-19, and then being evicted from her apartment, Nikki found herself living on the streets of San Francisco.

From Homeless to Housed - Nikki on a San Francisco street.
African American women receiving vaccine at GLIDE- San Francisco.

Vaccinating the Tenderloin: The Power of Partnership

Back in the spring of 2021, San Franciscans were lining up in droves across the city to get their shot of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice Drives Bold Systemic Change

Thanks to the advocacy of GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice, Deysi’s 6-year-old son Derek now receives free breakfast and lunch daily through California’s landmark Universal School Meals Program.

GLIDE’s policy victories in 2021 will guarantee free meals for all public schoolchildren. Mother with child sitting at table with lunch.
Oakland-based musical guest Fantastic Negrito at GLIDE Holiday Jam 2021.

Still We Rise: GLIDE Comes Together in Celebration

The 2021 GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Still We Rise brought community and live music together for the first time in two years, raising more than $1,200,00 in support of GLIDE’s transformative programs and services.

GLIDE Voices: Reflecting On What Inspires Us

“There are a lot of misconceptions about Harm Reduction. I think that if people really knew about what our services and supplies are, they can see that it’s quite the opposite of the stereotype of ‘enabling.’”

– Ali, syringe access coordinator

GLIDE Voices - Ali, Syringe Access Services Coordinator at GLIDE
The Alabama Pilgrimage - The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: The Alabama Pilgrimage Resumes in 2022

After a two-year hiatus, GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice will lead its next immersive pilgrimage to Alabama to learn the history of racism and the systems that perpetuate it.