Jean Fedigan is Executive Director of Sister Jose Women’s Center
Jean Fedigan is the Executive Director for Sr. Jose Women’s Center since 2009. The Center is open and welcoming to all homeless adult women. It began as an Emergency Operation Deep Freeze Program for homeless women. The shelter is opened nightly to allow homeless adult women to spend the coldest of winter nights in a warm, safe environment.
|The shelter is staffed by 40-50 active volunteers. Jean is responsible for all operations of the Center and reports to the Board of Directors of the Center, of which Jean is a member.
Jean was Vice President of Ancillary Services at the University of Arizona Medical Center, South and Main Campuses; was Chief Nursing Officer at University Physicians Hospital; Vice President of Ambulatory Services at the University Physicians Hospital and Outpatient Clinics; and was Director, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson. She is a Registered Nurse, has a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix.
“For many Tucson women experiencing homelessness Sister Jose Women’s Center (SJWC) is their only safe haven and the first step to recovery from homelessness. We are a Tucson-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. Our low-barrier day center provides unaccompanied homeless women with a stable and safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. The Winter Night Program provides overnight stays for women who would otherwise be sleeping outside; we provided 1562 overnights last winter. All of this was accomplished through the dedication and hard work of volunteers and university interns – they are the heartbeat of SJWC. We are more than a center; we are a community built upon the values of compassion, dignity and respect in a non-institutionalized setting. For many of our guests we are home.”