Women’s Center

Women Overcoming Violence

The GLIDE WELLS FARGO WOMEN’S CENTER walks with women on their road to recovery from violence, oppression, and isolation. Our Women’s Center is a safe and supportive community that empowers survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence including stalking, to heal and thrive. Though changing core beliefs and core values, we help you create long-term behavior change. If you are a woman who has slipped through the social safety net, is living on the street or in an unstable housing situation, we’re here for you.

Change is Possible

We are a domestic violence program with a unique approach to transforming lives.  We provide holistic healing; addressing emotions, mind, body, spirit and relationships. Our services are designed to help women who face Intimate partner violence, and associated concerns such as co-dependence, substance abuse, mental health issues and homelessness.  We move survivors of violence from crisis to confidence, from hopelessness to long term change.

Women on the Move Drop-In Support Groups

Providing survivors of domestic violence with education, prevention and intervention while healing, and empowering.
Tuesday – Friday
Hours: 9am – 10:30am

Location: Room 101A

In our daily circles, we encourage women to reduce the harm of risky behaviors by taking incremental steps toward healthier life decisions and relationships. Each day, the women encourage each other in finding their own strength and voice. Safety, support, and community are our watchwords. After each session, the women are invited to a special breakfast together from 10:30 – 11am, prepared and served by GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program.

Tuesday: Meditation and Stress Reduction
Wednesday: Harm Reduction for Domestic Violence, Codependency and Substance Abuse
Thursday: Healthy Relationships
Friday: Finding Our Voices/Defending Our Lives

Additional Groups and Services

Songs of Our Ancestors: Healing Thru Negro Spirituals, Wednesday: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Moving Beyond Survival

Changing core beliefs and values, and producing long-term behavior change. A 9-week, closed support group for women who have consistently participated in the drop-in support groups and are ready to take a closer look at personal histories to get to the root of risky behavioral patterns. This group meets 1 day a week for 2 hours over the course of 9 weeks.

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.   Abuse is emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, stalking, physical or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.  This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, income level, religion or gender.  Intimate partner violence can happen with couple’s who are married, living together or who are dating.   Additionally, transgender’s experience violence at the same rate and are also vulnerable to the lack of social service support, from police, hospitals and shelters.

For more information about these programs, contact the Women’s Center: 415.674.6023
Hotline Phone Numbers:

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)
800.799.SAFE (7233)

La Casa de las Madres San Francisco/San Francisco DV Shelter:
877.503.1850
877.923.0700

Community United Against Violence San Francisco (LGBT):
415.333.HELP (4357)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
800.273.TALK (8255)

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350

GLIDE Instagram
Today, the Meals Team kicked it into high gear and served a delicious #ValentinesDay meal of prime rib, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit and hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries! Showing #unconditionallove to our folks. Happy V-Day to all! #givingback #foodjustice @paulfleming_restaurateur @hospitalityhousesf @tndcsf GLIDE wishes you a very #HappyValentinesDay. We invite you to think about love beyond romantic love; to consider #unconditionallove & what that might look like. #SafeInjectionSites are part of that vision for the #Tenderloin and for people suffering from the #opiodcrisis across the nation.
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With Director Barbara Garcia’s announcement over a week ago, SF is now poised to be the first city in the country to open a SIS. Given these recent developments, we have re-posted excerpts from an earlier interview with Paul Harkin, manager of GLIDE Harm Reduction, who speaks to the scope of the problem and to the arguments in favor of SIS as a viable, compassionate & rational approach. Click the link in our bio to read!
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#RealTalk #harmreduction #harmreductionsaveslives @harmreductioncoalition Thanks to a creative & enthusiastic group of volunteers, GLIDE can once again serve a special #valentinesday dessert to our guests tomorrow: hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries! 🍫🍓❤️ Thank you to our board member Nicole and everyone who helped out today! #JustDesserts #givingback #TerrificTuesday #GLIDEfoodies #SFfoodie On Saturday, February 10, activist, philanthropist and GLIDE Church member @feliciahorowitz hosted a free screening & discussion of the documentary film "The Rape of Recy Taylor" in GLIDE's sanctuary. Many thanks to Felicia for making this important film accessible and affordable for anyone who wanted to join, and to the director Nancy Buirski for joining us for the occasion.
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As our nation continues to engage with recent mass social justice movements, namely #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, this film is especially timely and powerful. We are grateful to everyone who came to GLIDE to experience and discuss it together in community.
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#Shespokeup #RecyTaylor #civilrights @owntv @supersoul @goldenglobes #community #socialjustice

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