GLIDE Families Create Community

GLIDE’s Family Resource Center (FRC) offers a variety of culturally appropriate family-oriented programs that give parents the tools they need to support their child’s development. Programs include family-focused activities that promote school readiness and success, build community through parent and family classes, workshops and events. The FRC also offers long-term support to families, creating deep and lasting relationships. Through the FRC, parents and kids receive information and support around literacy, nutrition, community resources, family tutoring, case management, and basic needs assistance.

There is an added benefit for families engaged with the FRC. FRC Coordinator, Theresa Calderon, shares, “Families work hard and often don’t have time for much else. They can connect with other families here, bringing them out of isolation.” This sense of community among parents is seen at FRC workshops ranging from a Cantonese Language Parents group to a Cooking and Nutrition class series hosted by GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program.

FRC Fall Harvest

FRC Family Art Class

FRC Goes IceSkating

FRC offerings are not limited to families with children enrolled in GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center – they are open to any family in Tenderloin community seeking support.

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Joyce Hayes, celebrating life, love and GLIDE with @doricamino and @edenchanstreetscooper at the 2014 Holiday Jam. A retro photo of Joyce Hayes, a true GLIDE hero, who so strongly believed in supporting children and providing them with stability, education and #unconditionallove. GLIDE regrets to tell our community that Joyce Hayes, an icon in our history and childcare program, passed away on Tuesday, 5/23/2017. Her life, love and legacy will not be forgotten. 
Please take a moment to read this tribute to our beloved "Joy": glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/in-memory-of-joyce-hayes-the-heartbeat-of-glides-fycc/ Shout-out @blueshieldofca volunteers! Our Harm Reduction Team always needs people to help assemble safer injection kits. Distributing these kits to our community members who inject drugs greatly reduces the spread of Hep C and HIV. It's about #publichealth and recognizing the dignity and human rights of ALL people living in our city! #harmreduction #cleansharps

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