Please Note: Due to coronavirus concerns, our programs and operations have temporarily changed. Please contact the Center at 520-909-3905 for program updates or before dropping off donations. We hope to be back to normal soon!
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Listen to a message from Jean Fedigan, Executive Director of Sister José Women’s Center regarding our COVID-19 Response.
Shelter-in-Place Wish List
Pop-Top Canned Goods (chile, tuna, ravioli, etc.)
Oranges, Bananas and Fruit Cups
Packaged Snack Foods
Clothes: Only casual warm-weather clothing items at this time
Deodorant and Body Wash
Hand Sanitizer/Wet wipes
See our full wish list
Dear Friends: Our community faces an unprecedented challenge with COVID-19, which has created a situation that continues to evolve rapidly. Sister José Women’s Center remains steadfast to our mission, which is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. We will continue to operate following all hygiene and “social distance” protocols as recommended by the CDC. Many of our core volunteers are older adults who represent a vulnerable population and we are asking them to follow the health and safety recommendations specific to their demographic. As a result, our volunteers who exceed more than 250 people strong has experienced a precipitous drop and we are struggling to fill those vacancies.
For those who would like to help, we will gratefully accept donations toward the added costs of extra staffing, food, health and hygiene supplies. We are grateful to walk side-by-side with our strong community partners and generous donors. Working together, we can weather this storm. We wish you good health!
Jean Fedigan Founder/Executive Director
For many Tucson women experiencing homelessness Sister José Women’s Center (SJWC) is their only safe haven and the first step to recovery from homelessness. We are a Tucson-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. Our low-barrier day center provides unaccompanied homeless women with a stable and safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. The Winter Night Program provides overnight stays for women who would otherwise be sleeping outside; we provided 1562 overnights last winter. All of this was accomplished through the dedication and hard work of volunteers and university interns – they are the heartbeat of SJWC. We are more than a center; we are a community built upon the values of compassion, dignity and respect in a non-institutionalized setting. For many of our guests we are home.
Created by David Charles.
Our Impact Each Month
* A big thank you to Caridad Community Kitchen for partnering with us to provide daily lunches for our guests.
Interested in Volunteering?
At this time, we are committed to protecting our Overnight Guests from exposure to COVID-19. We have cancelled our Volunteer Orientations until it is safe to hold them again. Until then, individuals interested in volunteering may contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Lynn, at email@example.com for more information.
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