For over fifty years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Building on the charitable efforts engendered by the formation in 1929 of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, and inspired by the vision and momentum of the Civil Rights Movement, community members inaugurated GLIDE's social services programming in the 1960s in response to the crises faced by residents of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Today, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and marginalized populations with a suite of programs, including daily free meals, housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and abatement, substance abuse recovery, childcare, afterschool and summer programs for K-5, a family resource center, HIV/Hep-C outreach and prevention, a drop-in legal clinic (in partnership with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights), and on-site access to primary and mental health care (via Tenderloin Health Services, a program of HealthRIGHT 360). As a multi-service organization, GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming and achieved tangible results once thought to be beyond the possible for tens of thousands of individuals and families, and remains a life-changing gateway to comprehensive care that embraces every individual with dignity and respect.
Ali Forney Center
The Mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Too many of these youth are rejected by their families and the broader community and are thus forced to survive on the streets, facing the dangers of violence, HIV infection and homophobia. The Ali Forney Center is committed to providing homeless LGBT&Q youth with the services they need to thrive, including shelter, HIV Prevention and life skills training.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Services & Advocacy For Gay Lesbian Bisexual & Transgender Elders Inc. (Sage)
The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years. - Based in New York with additional staff in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC, SAGE coordinates a growing network of SAGE Affiliates that provide local services from coast to coast. See more at: http://sageusa.org/about/index.cfm#sthash.lgSX9W4e.dpuf
F I E R C E
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City. We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media. FIERCE is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of social justice movement leaders who are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression.
SUPPORT FOR ELDER LGBT PEOPLE. PROVIDE A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR OLDER LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS, AND PROVIDING PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT.
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence AntiViolence Project, Inc.
We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.