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

5 Reasons Why LinkedIn’s New Volunteer Marketplace is Wonderful

LinkedIn recently unveiled its new Volunteer Marketplace. The tool functions the same way that the business side of LinkedIn does, connecting people in search of volunteer positions with organizations that are looking for additional help. Here are some of the reasons why the Volunteer Marketplace is an awesome thing:

It makes it easier for volunteers to connect with nonprofits and vice versa. Prior to the development of Volunteer Marketplace, people looking for these kinds of opportunities could only express their interest on their profile and hope that an organization contacted them. Now, both the nonprofit and the volunteer can be active in their searching.

You can search based on specific skills. Are you a social media expert? Do you think your talents would be useful on a board? You can tailor your search to match what you’re most interested in and what you have to offer.

It provides recommendations. Volunteer positions will now appear in the “Jobs You May Be Interested In” tab. You might just discover an organization in your community that you didn’t know about or a position that aligns with your interests.

LinkedIn is discounting the service for nonprofits. The cost to post a volunteer opening on the site is only 10% of what a job posting costs. This makes the tool incredibly affordable, and LinkedIn has pledged to reinvest all revenues back into the program.

Volunteering helps your career. It’s common knowledge that having volunteer experience makes you a more desirable job candidate. Volunteering allows you to meet more people and expand your network. It makes sense that LinkedIn is combining this career-boosting aspect with typical professional networking.

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