Programs & Services

Sisters Helping Sisters Day Program

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM during Winter months
Monday – Saturday

Sister Jose Women’s Center impacts the daily lives of 45-65 chronically homeless women each day, six days a week by providing basic necessities; a daily regimen and stability; and a nurturing, respectful community to our homeless sisters. Our program continues to expand to keep up with the growing needs of Tucson’s female homeless community. We provide a vital service to homeless women in the Tucson community and our low-barrier center welcomes all women who come to the door.

Look at how the number of women served each month has grown over the last three years! It’s no wonder that we needed a new building to meet the needs of homeless women in Tucson. Our volunteers donate over 600 hours of service each month to the day program at Sister Jose’s.

Guest Visits Over 3 Years

2016 Volunteer Hours

Program Offerings

  • Breakfast
  • Sack lunches from Caridad Community Kitchen
  • Cots, pillows, and blanket for daytime resting
  • 20 minute showers
  • Loaner bath robes
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Free clothing and shoes
  • New underwear and socks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Visiting Outreach from local agencies
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Leisure activities


2016 Winter Nights

A Safe Place for Women Winter Night Program

November through March

5:00 PM – 7:00 AM

7 Nights a Week

Seven nights a week during the winter months, SJWC provides a unique women-only overnight program run by volunteers who spend the night. Guests receive a hot meal and a warm, clean place to sleep inside. Community meals and conversation provides a homey environment where women feel cared for and safe. In the morning, coffee and hot chocolate is served with a pastry or a warm bowl of oatmeal. Last year, the Winter Night Program provided for 1,562 overnight stays to homeless women. Sadly, we were forced to turn women away every night.

In our new facility the program will be expanded to 35 women a night for a potential of more than 5000 overnight stays!