Welcome to the St. Francis Shelter Community

601 E. Ft Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ

Located on the Sacred Heart Parish Campus 

Ward 3 Partners with St. Francis to Open New Cooling Center

By CJ Boyd

June 28, 2023

Volunteer for the Summer Cooling Center 


We have wonderful news!

Again this year we are running our

Summer Cooling Center for the Homeless

in Tucson's inner-city.

In coordination with our partnership with the City of Tucson, 

Ward 3, and Councilman Kevin Dahl,

we are raising money to benefit St Francis Shelter Community Summer Cooling Center. Your donations will make an huge positive impact.

Unsheltered desert life can be brutal. We will be offering hospitality in the Franciscan spirit, where our unhoused neighbors can rest in a cool air conditioned place.

St. Francis Shelter Community Summer Cooling Center will offer to each of our daily visitors:

- Sack lunch

- Water



We also will offer medical aid to address wounds and sunburns as well as other services like housing assistance sign-up and recovery support services for all that are interested.

Your generous donation will help us provide this much needed respite to those vulnerable members of our community.

Also, in preparation for the Summer Cooling Center, an opportunity for Tucson's homeless community to find respite from the summer heat, St. Francis Shelter is seeking volunteers. This service will be offered Monday through Friday, June 26th through September 15th, from 1pm to 5pm at 1510 E Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719. 

St. Francis Shelter is Seeking Volunteers

-Volunteer to help prepare sandwiches and other basic food items to be offered at the Cooling Center.

-Working with the event coordinator, volunteer in a general capacity to ensure operations at the Cooling Center run smoothly, efficiently, and effectively.

Please call our Shelter Hot Line @ 520-461-4931 for more information. We are often busy so please leave a message. St. Francis Shelter looks forward to working with those who share our concern for Tucson's homeless community! 

Thank You,

Shawn Milligan

Director of Operations


"Caring for the homeless, one person at a time"

Our Vision

To follow in the footsteps of St. Francis by reaching out to our neighbors in need with compassion, respect and kindness to ease their burden, one valued person at a time.

Our Mission

Our mission at St. Francis Shelter is to bring homeless men together to live in community and, assisted by volunteers, to offer a variety of services to those in need in the local Tucson area.

Our Ministries

Food Pantry 

Summer Cooling Center 

Shower Truck Wednesday

The All-Saints Transitional Housing

Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ Speaks at St. Francis Shelter

"We stand with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless…we stand with those whose dignity has been denied and those whose burdens are more than they can bear…we stand with the easily despised and the readily left out…we stand with the demonized and the disposable.” 

- Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ

Get Involved with St. Francis Shelter 

Get Involved

Are you passionate about helping others? We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!  Email us at volunteer@stfrancisshelteraz.com or call 520-461-4943 to volunteer!

Thank You

Whether you support us through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we greatly appreciate your time and kindness

St. Francis Shelter Thanks You!