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About Glide

GLIDE is a social justice movement, social service provider and spiritual community dedicated to strengthening communities and transforming lives. Located in San Francisco’s culturally vibrant but poverty-stricken Tenderloin neighborhood, GLIDE addresses the needs of, and advocates for, the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families among us.

Building on the nearly 60-year legacy of Co-Founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE challenges inequities and stands with the poor, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and others facing oppression, isolation and stigma, while offering a holistic, integrated model of programs and services to address the complex needs of the community.

Today, under the leadership of President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE continues to deepen its impact and extend its reach to thousands of people in need. Through comprehensive services, fearless advocacy and spiritual connection, GLIDE remains a powerful beacon of hope for a healthier, more just and inclusive city.

Glide reviews

Talley Mae

I drive into the city to volunteer at Glide because the staff is so great to work alongside and there is a sense of community with the clients. Thank you for being open and serving the community.🙏

Ganga Sivasankaran

My heart was full spending a few hours with my son serving here. I was so touched by the levity and service of all the people who work here. We hope to be back and cultivate an ongoing connection volunteering here.

Anthony Bagnarol

Love going to volunteer and seeing smiles on people’s face from the joy Glide give to the unfortunate people.

Nic Tan

Give back. Do what you can. Serve the community - not just where you live but where your help, any help, is needed.

Michelle Krejci

Extremely well run organization. I learn so much every time I volunteer here.

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