We are dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment.

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We are so grateful for our supporters!

Helping Tucson Women Experiencing Homelessness

Sister José Women’s Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming environment. We provide the homeless women of Tucson access to showers and laundry, meals, clothing and a supportive community so they can create a self-sufficient life and move out of homelessness.

We are a
Qualifying Charitable Organization

This means if you’re a resident of Arizona, you can direct your tax dollars to benefit Sister José 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.
 QCO Code: 20826

Learn more about Arizona’s Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit

We are so grateful for our Donors, Volunteers, and Staff! Watch our thank you message.

We’re working to give more women a chance at safe emergency rest by constructing an expansion of our sleep room to accommodate over 60% more beds. We need your help to sustain this new expansion project.

What It Means To Be A Low-Barrier Shelter

Responding effectively to homelessness requires a combination of strategies at the local level. Providing immediate low-barrier shelter options is one of these solutions.

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Fall 2021 Newsletter
Spring 2021 Newsletter

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/CEO

About Us
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 dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. 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.

See What You've Done This Year

SJWC receives 90% of our support from individuals like you. Together we help women.



16,062 Meals
16,062 breakfasts, hot lunches, and dinners. Nutritious meals are vital to help keep our guests healthy and comfortable.

Overnight Program


3,888 Stays
3,888 overnight stays by otherwise unsheltered women. Our Expansion Project will help increase this number!


8,285 Visits
8,285 visits to our Day Program where guests can shower, do laundry, and meet with community resource representatives.


36 Women
We've helped 36 women improve their housing situation this year!

Contact Us

Sister José Women’s Center

Phone: 520-909-3905
Email: admin@sisterjose.org
Street Address: 1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

To Donate by Mail
Donations and other professional correspondence should be sent to:
P.O. Box 1028, Tucson, AZ 85702

Guest Mail
To send mail to a guest, please use our street address:
1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Email Our Staff

Jean Fedigan, CEO
Penny Buckley, Program Director
Brenda Druke, Development Associate
Nicola Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer
Laura Lynn, Volunteer Director
Peggy Stefanski Brown, Administrative Assistant

Tax Information

Tax ID: 46-1290517
AZ Qualifying Charitable Organization: 20826

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