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

Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

Sure, most people would consider themselves a generally kind person. And let’s face it, being kind to others at least once a day would make the world a better place. So with World Kindness Day on November 13, you can use the passing of the event as a reminder to make a difference in someone’s day by simply being kind.

Show Your Praise
We all have times where we don’t feel like the work we do is appreciated. Many do great work that goes unnoticed. So go out of your way to let someone know that you appreciate a few coworkers’ efforts. You can mention it in passing or go so far as send them a personal note. Remember, your coworker doesn’t have to do something momentous to be thanked.

Kill Them with Kindness
So you may be thinking, what about that boss who you swear pushes your buttons on purpose, or your mother-in-law who always puts you down? It’s time to put the petty aside, and change your attitude—even if only for a day. Focus on the good things in your relationship with that person, and give them all the kindness you give to others. Besides, they might even decide to follow your lead and it could wind up improving your relationship.

Do Something About It
Sometimes doing speaks louder than, well, speaking. Think of ways that you can act on your thoughts of kindness. Sometimes the best gifts are unexpected, and can be given just because you appreciate someone. Whether it’s a card showing you care, a plate of cookies you baked or flowers to brighten someone’s day, the littlest thoughts count. You can also show your kindness by giving back to the community. Spend a few hours of your Saturday volunteering near your home.

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