Welcome to St. Gianna Women's Homes

We assist women and their families fleeing domestic violence or who are being coerced into having an abortion. Each family is provided a safe and secure environment to deal with the trauma caused by the abuse, become self-sufficient and learn to develop healthy relationships in the future.

  • Who is St. Gianna?
    Who is St. Gianna?

    St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a modern-day physician and mother who sacrificed her life to save her unborn baby. In 1961, Gianna and her husband Pietro were expecting their fourth child. During her fourth pregnancy, Gianna developed a fibrous tumor on her uterus. Wanting to save the life of her unborn baby at all costs, she chose a more risky procedure, the removal of the fibroma. After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other -- I want them to save my baby.” On April 21, 1962, Good Friday of that year, Gianna went to the hospital, where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis one week after the birth. Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. Her husband Pietro and their last child, Gianna, were present at the canonization ceremony. She is the patron saint of mothers and families.

Our Impact

  • Women Helped Last Year

    35

  • Children Helped Last Year

    44

  • Nights of Housing Last Year

    17992

  • Babies Saved From Abortion Since Opening

    34

Take a Volunteer Vacation

Does work have you feeling a little down lately? Maybe you’ve been waiting for your chance to get away. Vacations can be a great way to relieve some stress, but they can also be a great time to volunteer. Next time you can get away from your normal routine, consider helping someone else out and lending a hand to a nonprofit.

Far, Far Away
If you’re off to a far away place, you’ve probably been planning for months. But try taking at least one day out of your itinerary to do some volunteer work. This will provide you and your companions with volunteer options unique from anything else that you’ve experienced. Remember that people all over the world need help, and this is your chance to make a difference on a larger scale.

A Few Days Journey
If you can steal away for even the weekend, you will find plenty of organizations within a few hours from your home that need assistance. Make a weekend getaway out of it by volunteering for half of the day, and using the other half to see the sights or go out on the town. You’ll feel good about your day after you know that you’ve made a difference in someone else’s day.

In Your Area
If even for only a day, you can make the most out of your experience by giving back to your community. After all, it’s the place where you reside, and wouldn’t you like to see it running at it’s best? Pick a local organization to lend a hand at, and call ahead to let them know you’d like to help out. They’ll be thrilled to have the extra help for a day, and you can even develop a relationship to come back in the future since they are close to you.

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