Serving Homeless Women in Tucson, AZ Since 2010

Due to limited access as a result of Shelter in Place – please call 520-909-3905 before dropping off items for donation.

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. Please Note: The Federal filing extension to July 15th only applies to Federal Tax filing. The deadline remains April 15th to file for the AZ Tax Credit Program. Learn More – Donate Today

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

Water
Walking shoes
Cleaning Supplies
Deodorant and Body Wash
Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
Shampoo/Conditioner
Disposable Razors
Hand Sanitizer/Wet wipes
(We are not accepting other clothing donations at this time.)
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 Jose 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

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.

Created by David Charles.

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?

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 volunteer@sisterjose.org for more information.

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: admin@sisterjose.org

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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