Walk-In Center

Move Beyond Crisis

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. We can provide referrals, shelter, help replace a lost birth certificate, assist you with enrolling in benefits, get you help, and partner with you in goal-setting or understanding your needed next steps.

General Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 1pm
For general referrals, inquiries and case management of individuals and families.

Shelter Info

GLIDE is the only site in the Tenderloin where people can reserve a bed in San Francisco’s shelter system. Reservations can be made in the Walk-In Center through the CHANGES system for 1-day and 90-day beds on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter Reservation Hours
Monday – Friday, 7am – 11am and 4pm – 9pm

Rental Assistance Info

GLIDE, in collaboration with the Seasons of Sharing Fund and Catholic Charities, provides access to financial help for individuals and families with back rent, rental and security deposits, and some other major expenses.

Rental Assistance Hours
Friday, beginning at 10am

*Please note that a line often forms to the left of the main entrance at 330 Ellis Street. We can take up to 10 new applications each week on a first-come, first-served basis.

Emergency Clothing, Food Boxes, Household Items
GLIDE provides vouchers for material items in collaboration with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Note that you must bring a rental receipt for food and household vouchers. Up to 10 clothing vouchers are given out each morning.

Voucher Distribution Hours
Monday – Wednesday & Friday, beginning at 8:30am

*Please note that Clothing Vouchers are offered once a month, and Food and Household Items Vouchers are offered once every six months.

GLIDE Instagram
As one of our busiest days of the year draws to a close, we'd like to share a serendipitous find that we discovered in the archives today. In 1997, LIFE magazine featured GLIDE in a long piece entitled "A Church for the Twenty-First Century." Here is photo of Rev. Cecil, doin' his thing and handing out grocery bags to the community 20 years ago. At events like Grocery Bag Giveaway, our committed staff, community partners, dedicated volunteers & Tenderloin neighbors work side by side to remind our city, and our country, of the persistence of human goodness and unconditional love.
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#Fromthearchives #GLIDEHolidays #WalkThatWalk
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@tenderloinmuseum @californiahistoricalsociety We just want to take a minute to send ALL THE LOVE to the hundreds of volunteers who help us pull off Grocery Bag Giveaway. Massive thanks @gapinc @bewhatspossible @cathaypacific @la.sf.specialty @oldnavy @zendesk @rodanfields @facebook @crunchgym @ninthdecimal #GLIDEholidays #GBG GLIDE President Karen Hanrahan taking in her first Grocery Bag Giveaway! She spent the morning greeting our neighbors who were waiting to receive a bag. "This is my first Grocery Bag Giveaway and I am overwhelmed and amazed. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, by the hundreds of volunteers that have shown up." #GLIDEholidays #GBG #GBG in action! The line stretches from Ellis to Leavenworth. #foodjustice #GLIDEholidays

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