Serving Homeless Women in Tucson, AZ Since 2010

What’s New

Meetings at the Center

June Volunteer Meeting
Saturday, June 29, 10:00-11:30am

July Volunteer Meeting
Saturday, July 27, 10:00-11:30am

Welcome Julee Dawson

Director of Development and Marketing

Please welcome Julee Dawson as our Director of Development and Marketing. As you know, Sister Jose relies on the generosity of our many donors. Word is spreading about Sister Jose and we have much to share about our Center with the community. We are excited with her help, to grow our supporters and increase awareness of the need to serve homeless women in Tucson. Julee has been a resident of Tucson since 1974 and has worked as a Development and Community Relations professional in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years.

About Us

For many Tucson women experiencing homelessness Sister Jose 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.

Our Impact Each Month

Women Served

Meals Served*

Safe Overnights

* A big thank you to Caridad Community Kitchen for partnering with us to provide daily lunches for our guests.

Interested in Volunteering?

Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Our volunteers provide direct services to women experiencing homelessness in our community. Three hour shifts are available Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and 5:30pm-7:30am overnights. Questions? Need to change dates or cancel? Email our Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Us

Street: 1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Mail: P.O. Box 1028 Tucson, AZ 85702
Phone: 520-909-3905

Email Our Staff

Jean Fedigan, Executive Director
Julee Dawson, Director of Development and Marketing
Penny Buckley, Program Director
Brenda Druke, Development Assistant
Laura Lynn, Volunteer Coordinator
Helen Schafer, Administrative Assistant

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