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

Make the Season Brighter for Your Favorite Nonprofits

If you’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, worry not. You still have time to make a year end gift to your favorite nonprofit organizations. Before opening up the wallet consider these tips.

Get Personal
Seek out organizations that you personally believe in, strengthen your community or could benefit those closest to you. Make sure the organization has passionate and visionary leaders.

Check Them Out
After you’ve narrowed your organizations, conduct some additional research. Check out their website or give them a call, review their annual report and ensure they’re fiscally prudent.

What’s In It For You
Many choose to give at the end of the year to improve their personal finances. Talk with a financial advisor to see what benefits you can gain beyond the joy of helping your favorite charities.

Armed with this information, you’re ready to make smart giving decisions. And remember that any amount can make a tremendous difference in our community. We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and all the best in the year ahead.

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