Become Part of the SJWC Community

Our crew of amazing volunteers are the heartbeat of SJWC!
If you are interested in joining our community please contact us at 520-909-3905.

Donate Funds

Your generous donation makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission to care and nurture the homeless women in our community. Donate online or send a check to:

Sister José Women’s Center
P.O. Box 1028
Tucson, AZ 85702

Donate Supplies

See our full Donation Wish List. (We are not accepting clothing donations at this time.)

Direct Your Tax Dollars

If you’re a resident of Arizona, you are eligible to 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.

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.

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Volunteer With Us!

Bring your compassion to Sister José Women’s Center and impact the quality of lives of our treasured Guests in practical and meaningful ways. Some of volunteer duties include: cooking and serving meals, sorting donations, assisting our guest in picking out free clothing from our shop.

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Our Impact

Yearly Safe Overnights

Each year, we provide over 13,000 safe, overnight stays to Tucson homeless women who would otherwise sleep outdoors.

To Our Volunteers and Those Considering Volunteering

Your compassion for women experiencing homelessness here in Tucson during this health crisis is profound and for that we are grateful. We thank you for your concern and for considering how you may best support these resilient yet vulnerable women. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our agency is currently sheltering-in-place and most of our Volunteers are remaining at home at this time to ensure the safety of our Overnight Guests who will be staying within our Center.

Current Volunteers: If you are a current volunteer and interested in volunteering in our kitchen, which is located within the Center but away from the Guests contact Laura Lynn, at or (520) 909-3905.

New Volunteers: If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Lynn, at or (520) 909-3905.  Once this crisis has passed, we will need additional help providing services to this vulnerable population.

We Love Our Amazing Volunteers!

Monthly Volunteer Hours

It takes over 1,400 volunteer hours each month to keep our services available to women in need.

Donation Wish List

Each donation has a direct and positive impact on all those who come through the doors of our center. We thank you in advance for your generosity!
Please call ahead to ensure our staff is available to receive donations.
520-909-3905  –  1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719


Walking shoes
Clothing: We are only accepting casual warm-weather clothing items at this time

Transportation and Outdoor Living

Sun Tran bus passes (critical for our clients)
Shopping carts that fold
Shopping bags
Rain gear
Sleeping bags
Yoga mats (for sleeping outside)

Hygiene and First Aid
(full size and travel size)

Hair brushes and wide-tooth combs (new)
Body lotion
Hair products for women of color
Body wash and hand soap
Disposable razors
Depends Disposable Underwear
Nail clippers and files
Tooth brushes/tooth paste
Cough drops
Cold medicine
Allergy relief
First aid items
Hand sanitizer
Insect repellent

Pantry Items

Disposable Water Bottles
Pop-Top canned goods (chile, tuna, ravioli, etc.)
Oranges, bananas or fruit cups
Packaged snack foods (chips, crackers, fruit snacks, granola bars)
Electrolyte beverages such as Gatorade/Powerade
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Paper plates and bowls
Disposable cups (no Styrofoam)
Plastic utensils
Disinfectant Wipes
Cleaning products
Liquid Laundry Detergent

Contact Us

Sister José Women’s Center

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

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Email Our Staff

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

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