In the News

Elderly, especially women, among most vulnerable in Pima County’s housing crisis
October 1, 2022 – Arizona Daily Star

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

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

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

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

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

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

Homelessness surging among elder Arizonans
April 17, 2022 – KOLD News, Tucson

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

Recognizing Women Experiencing Homelessness: A Women’s History Month Spotlight on Downtown Women’s Center
March 28, 2022 – National Alliance to End Homelessness

‘Homelessness is lethal’: US deaths among those without housing are surging
February 7, 2022 – The Guardian

Sisters Helping Sisters: Sister José Women’s Center
November 4, 2021 – New Outlook, Diocese of Tucson

Diocese of Tucson Video
November 4, 2021 – Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

Art Offers Outlet for Tucson Women
September 21, 2021 – KGUN 9 News, Tucson

Women’s shelter gets upgrade with community help
August 2, 2021 – KGUN 9 News, Tucson

Founder of women’s shelter belled for work with homeless
March 2, 2021 – Arizona Daily Star

Sister José Women’s Center helps homeless women during the pandemic
February 23, 2021 – KGUN 9 News, Tucson

Women’s center slowly starts to reopen
June 3, 2020 – KOLD News, Tucson

Tucson homeless shelter for women adapts services during outbreak
April 13, 2020 – Arizona Public Media

Dogs ARE Allowed At Sister José’s
November 1, 2018 – The Tucson Dog

Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World): Steven Tofel
September 7, 2017 – Arizona Jewish Post

Photos: Sister José Women’s Center
June 27, 2017 – Arizona Daily Star

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Together We Make an Impact

We receive 60% of our support from individuals like you.



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!

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Street Address
1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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1028 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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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

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AZ QCO: 20826
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