Glide Memorial UMC - Homeless Ministry
Glide Memorial UMC located in downtown San Francisco is a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. For over 40 years, GLIDE has been breaking down barriers, giving a voice to those who have been silenced and offering a place for all to come home.
GLIDE's "feed the hungry" program is the only one in San Francisco to provide 3 nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year to the city's poor, homeless and hungry. They began serving meals in 1969 as a volunteer-run potluck for 50, and now serve on average 2,560 meals a day with the help of 30 kitchen and security staff and thousands of volunteers each year.
Focusing on the homeless and poor, GLIDE provides affordable, accessible and quality healthcare and offer a full range of traditional health care services, as well as mental health, substance abuse, non-Western medicine and specific programs focusing on testing and prevention of HIV/AIDS and the treatment of diabetes.
The WALK-IN CENTER (WIC) allows healing to begin with a place to sit, someone to hear your story, a toothbrush, and a bed for the night. GLIDE is the only site where people can reserve a bed in San Francisco's shelter system.