What Our Amazing Community Did in 2021

SJWC receives 70% of our support from individuals like you. Together we help women.



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

Overnight Program


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


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


38 Women
​Together, our community helped 38 women improve their housing situation in 2021!

In the News

August 25, 2022Tucson shelter serving more seniors facing homelessness
KGUN 9 News, Tucson

August 3, 2022Lumen Christi Award finalist Jean Fedigan from the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona
Catholic Extension

July 21, 2022Jean Fedigan named Lumen Christi Award Nominee
New Outlook, Diocese of Tucson Online News

May 27, 2022Gourmet food for homeless shelters
KGUN 9 News, Tucson

May 1, 2022Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets
Arizona Daily Star

April 25, 2022Mothers’ Day themed fundraisers aid 2 Tucson groups that help homeless
Arizona Daily Star

Apr 17, 2022Homelessness surging among elder Arizonans
Jean Fedigan, SJWC’s CEO, discusses how rent increases are causing a homelessness surge among older Arizonans on Tucson’s local KOLD News.

Apr 11, 2022More of America’s homeless ranks retire on the streets
The Arizona Republic

Feb 7, 2022‘Homelessness is lethal’: US deaths among those without housing are surging

Nov 4, 2021Sisters Helping Sisters: Sister José Women’s Center
From the New Outlook (Diocese of Tucson Online News)

Nov 4, 2021Diocese of Tucson Video
Meet Jean Fedigan, founder and director of Sister Jose Women’s Center in Tucson, AZ. SJWC meets the needs of homeless women in our community and ministers to these women with compassion.

Nov 4, 2021Hola! Tucson Magazine: Sister José Women´s Center
Hola! Tucson Magazine recientemente visitó el albergue para mujeres Sister José Women’s Center, un lugar muy especial dedicado a ayudar a las mujeres indigentes y sus mascotas. (Hello! Tucson Magazine recently visited the Sister José Women’s Center, a very special place dedicated to helping homeless women and their pets.)

Sept 21, 2021Art Offers Outlet for Tucson Women
KGUN came to visit SJWC Volunteer Davya Cohen’s Monday afternoon “Art with a Heart” class to learn more about the importance of art as a means of reconciling trauma. Thank you so much, Davya, for bringing your skills here to the women.

Aug 2, 2021Women’s shelter gets upgrade with community help
Better able to cope with COVID precautions

Mar 2, 2021Founder of women’s shelter belled for work with homeless

Feb 23, 2021Sister Jose Women’s Center helps homeless women during the pandemic

Jun 3, 2020Women’s center slowly starts to reopen
Shelters begin to resume operations that had to stop during COVID-19.

Apr 13, 2020Tucson homeless shelter for women adapts services during outbreak
Sister Jose Women’s Center has suspended some activities and closed its shelter to new residents but is still providing food.

Nov 1, 2018Dogs ARE Allowed At Sister Jose’s
The Tucson Dog

Sept 7, 2017Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World): Steven Tofel
Steven Tofel, founder and president of Tofel Construction, served as the general contractor for SJWC’s renovation project of their 9,000 square foot warehouse on South Park Ave.

Jun 27, 2017Photos: Sister Jose Women’s Center

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

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

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Jean Fedigan, CEO
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Nicola Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer
Laura Lynn, Program Director
Peggy Stefanski Brown, Administrative Assistant

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Tax ID: 46-1290517
AZ Qualifying Charitable Organization: 20826
SECC Agency Code: ST1579

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