Become Part of Our Community

Our crew of amazing volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization!
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 for the women in our community who are experiencing homelessness. Donate online or send a check to:

Sister José Women’s Center
1028 S Park Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

Donate Supplies and Clothing

We are always in need of items for the center. See our Donation Wish List.

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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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.

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Volunteer With Us

All Hands on Deck!

You are invited to join us immediately in serving women experiencing the struggles of homelessness as a Sister Jose Women’s Center Volunteer. Give us a hand with providing socially-distant, masked, yet caring services to our Guests to help with their daily survival needs. That’s where Volunteers come in, who are truly “Sisters Helping Sisters.”

All hands on deck! During your weekly shift, you will see dynamic and committed women from every walk of life and responsibility level – volunteers, custodians, and administrators – all leaning in to help the women who come to our doors. And we would love for you to join us! You might be passing out food, making hygiene bags, selecting clothing, answering the phone, monitoring the laundry room, serving supper, making soup – you will be trained in every aspect of delivering services to our Guests.

Sound compassionate? It is. Sound challenging? It is. Sound meaningful? It is. Weekly shifts begin at 8:30 am and end by 12:30 pm, Mondays through Saturdays.

Interested In Volunteering?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to arrange for a personal tour and receive a New Volunteer Orientation Packet to begin your journey of providing direct service to vulnerable women in our community.
Masks are required to be worn by all volunteers while working within the Center.

Brenda Druke, Volunteer Coordinator
Call: 520-909-3905
Email: volunteer@sisterjose.org

What Our Amazing Community Did in 2021

We receive 60% of our support from individuals like you. Together we help women.

Nutrition

Nutrition

26,218 Meals
26,218 breakfasts, hot lunches, and dinners. Nutritious meals are vital to help keep our guests healthy and comfortable.

Overnight Program

Overnights

7,171 Stays
7,171 overnight stays by otherwise unsheltered women. Our Expansion Project will help increase this number!

Days

14,357 Visits
14,357 visits to our Day Program where guests can shower, do laundry, and meet with community resource representatives.

Housing

38 Women
​Together, our community helped 38 women improve their housing situation in 2021!
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!
We accept donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
520-909-3905  –  1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Seasonal Clothing
(new or gently used)

Casual shirts and blouses
Pants, capris, leggings and shorts
Dresses and skirts
Sweaters, hoodies, jackets
Cotton panties (new, size 5 – XXXL)
Bras (all sizes)
Socks (new white sport socks)
Shoes (athletic, sandals, and flats)
Sunglasses and readers
Hats, scarves and gloves
Wallets and large purses

Transportation and Outdoor Living

Sun Tran bus passes (critical for our clients)
Shopping carts that fold
Backpacks and shopping bags
Rain gear, umbrellas
Tents and sleeping bags
Yoga mats (for sleeping outside)
Blankets and tarps

Hygiene and First Aid
(full size and travel size)

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

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
Tissue
Paper plates and bowls
Disposable cups (no Styrofoam)
Plastic utensils
Disinfectant Wipes
Cleaning products
Liquid Laundry Detergent

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.

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Sister José Women’s Center

520-909-3905
welcome@sisterjose.org

Street Address
1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

To Donate by Mail
Donations and other professional correspondence should be sent to:
1028 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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
Emily Bridson, Donor Engagement Manager
Penny Buckley, Director of Grants and Program Evaluation
Brenda Druke, Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator
Nicola Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer
Laura Lynn, Program Director
Peggy Stefanski Brown, Administrative Assistant

Tax Information

Tax ID: 46-1290517
AZ QCO: 20826
SECC Agency Code: ST1579

Sister José Women’s Center does not require identification or other documentation for use of our services.
Sister José Women’s Center will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.

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520-909-3905