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

Item Donations:

We thank our community for the generous donations of clothing and other items to our Center. Take a look at our full wishlist
for some ideas on the types of things we need. We accept donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

Sister José Women’s Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming environment.

When you donate we can provide the homeless women of Tucson access to showers and laundry, meals, clothing, shoes, and above all, a compassionate community in which they can develop the resources and confidence to live a sustainable life. We thank you for your support!

What It Means To Be A Low-Barrier Shelter

Providing immediate low-barrier shelter options is one important strategy to effectively respond to homelessness.

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Our Newsletters

Fall 2021 Newsletter
Spring 2021 Newsletter
Summer 2020 Newsletter
Winter 2019 Newsletter
Summer 2019 Newsletter

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’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.

Center Wish List

Water and Electrolyte Beverages
Pop-Top Canned Goods (chile, tuna, ravioli, etc.)
Packaged Snack Foods
Oranges, Bananas or Fruit Cups
Deodorant, Body Wash, Wet Wipes
Toilet Paper and Paper Towels

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.

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.

Contact Us

Sister José Women’s Center

Phone: 520-909-3905
Email: admin@sisterjose.org

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

To Donate by Mail

Donations and other professional correspondence should be sent to:

P.O. Box 1028
Tucson, AZ 85702

(Donations sent to our street address on Park Ave. may be returned to sender.)

Guest Mail

To send mail to a guest, use:
1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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