Serving Homeless Women in Tucson, AZ Since 2010

What’s New

Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit

If you’re a resident of Arizona, you are eligible to direct your tax dollars to benefit Sister Jose Women’s Center. Donate and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state tax return, up to $400 individually or $800 if you file jointly. Learn More – Donate Today

Winter Wish List

Bus Passes
Warm Coats and Hoodies
Hats and Gloves
New socks and underwear
Deodorant and Body Wash
Disposable Razors
Hand Sanitizer/Wet wipes
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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

Orientation Location: Volunteer Clubhouse - 1028 S. Park Avenue 85719. The Volunteer Orientations are held in the little building just to the north of the main agency building.

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

Sister Jose Women’s Center

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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